Bernanke says stronger banks will lead to 'robust' economy

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Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, today hailed the "significant" progress made towards "restoring the banking system to good health" in the US.

Speaking via satellite at the 48th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition in Chicago, Bernanke also highlighted the challenges banks are facing in adapting to the post-crisis economic and regulatory environment.

Bernanke said that since the financial crisis risk-based capital and leverage ratios for banks of all sizes had improv

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