UK’s FPC changes tack on capital requirements

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The Financial Policy Committee (FPC) on Wednesday released a statement following its policy meeting on September 20, 2011. The document asked that banks "take any opportunity they had to strengthen their levels of capital and liquidity", but only if it did not constrain lending to the wider economy.

At a time when the financial markets are crying out for clear, succinct messages on what is expected from them, the FPC said that "severe strains" in financial markets, including threats from the eur

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