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U.S. banks face as much as a $150B capital shortfall once Basel III goes into effect, according...

U.S. banks face as much as a $150B capital shortfall once Basel III goes into effect, according to a BarCap study that assumes a tier one capital ratio of 8%. The country's top 35 banks will also need to come up with another $500B in cash and easy-to-sell assets to meet liquidity requirements that take effect in 2015.
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  • bbro
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    Ah the media.... they neglect to say the 8% number must be attained by 2019....
    22 Nov 2010, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    and that it likely won't ever go into effect. Dates are put out that far so they can be changed.
    22 Nov 2010, 08:38 AM Reply Like
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