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Banks Face Tougher Basel Capital Rules for Trading Books

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Banks face a toughening of global capital rules on swaps, bonds and other securities that they intend to trade, as regulators seek to make lenders more resilient to crises.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which brings together supervisors from 27 nations including the U.S., U.K. and China, proposed an overhaul of its bank trading-book rules, seeking to limit discrepancies in how lenders measure the riskiness of their investments.