Banks Blaming Regulators for Repo Squeeze May Have Their Proof

  • German general collateral rate plunged at end of 2015
  • Leverage rules responsible for securities shortage, banks say

Banks have been complaining for years that regulation is damaging Europe’s 5.6 trillion-euro ($6.1 trillion) market for borrowing and lending securities, without much proof. Now, they say they have evidence to back up their claims.

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