Basel Committee: trading-book capital requirements to soar

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Trading-book capital requirements are set to more than double as a result of recent regulatory revisions, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said on Thursday.

The committee said its revisions to rules governing trading book capital, adopted in July and to be implemented next year, would raise average trading-book capital requirements by between two and three times their current levels.

"Increasingly complex trading book exposures were a major driver of losses in the recent crisis," Nout

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