Bank Capital Needs Seen Soaring on Basel Market-Risk Review

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  • ISDA, GFMA and IIF respond to Basel's trading-book review
  • Basel Committee intends to complete framework by year-end

Banks’ capital charges for market risk in the trading book may increase by more than four times, crimping their ability to lend to small companies, if global regulators press ahead with proposed rule changes, according to industry groups.

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