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Canadian Banking Regulator Keeps Capital Buffer at 2.5% Amid Risks

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Canada’s banking regulator kept a key capital requirement for large domestic banks at its current level, signaling that while it considers risks in the economy elevated, lenders have the ability to absorb potential losses.

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions said Wednesday it’s keeping the domestic stability buffer at 2.5%. The regulator lifted the measure to that level in June 2021.