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Basel Committee Says it Reaches Agreement on Bank Surcharge

June 25, 2011

June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Global regulators said they agreed that banks deemed too big too fail must hold as much as 2.5 percentage points in additional capital as part of efforts to prevent another financial crisis.

The requirements will become fully effective in 2019, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said in a statement today.

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