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The FDIC is proposing that all banks comply with the same minimum-capital standards -...

The FDIC is proposing that all banks comply with the same minimum-capital standards - particularly big banks that argued they should hold less because of superior diversification, and "produced models that were overly optimistic and ultimately required massive federal assistance," Chairman Sheila Bair says.
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  • Neil459
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    This finally is making some sense. Fairness, no matter what size. Imagine that.
    14 Dec 2010, 01:43 PM Reply Like
  • Richard Mackenzie
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    If they're too big to fail, then prudence demands HIGHER, not lower reserve requirements. Who's foolin' who here?
    14 Dec 2010, 01:43 PM Reply Like
  • If U Say So
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    Same minimum capital standards makes sense. So, why is she recommending big banks pay a higher deposit insurance rate?
    14 Dec 2010, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • Fr33f0rm
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    I find it funny that the big bank's ideas of diversification involved a huge collection of cyclical activities.
    14 Dec 2010, 02:59 PM Reply Like
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