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Banks Need ‘Significantly Higher’ Temporary Capital Ratio: EU

October 12, 2011

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Banks should be required to meet “a temporary significantly higher capital ratio of highest quality capital,” after accounting for “exposure” to possible losses, the European Commission said in a statement today on coordination of bank recapitalizations in the region.

Banks’ supervisors should check whether they can meet these higher reserve requirements, the commission said.

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