Fed rejects bank appeals against stress-test results

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The Federal Reserve has rejected appeals by Goldman Sachs and four other big US banks that challenged the results of this year’s stress tests.

The Fed revealed the decision – supported by analysis from an “independent group” – as it published the stress capital buffers it will impose following its 2020 stress-testing exercise.

The decision means Goldman will face the highest overall Common Equity Tier 1 capital requirement, at 13.7% of risk-weighted assets. The overall ratio comprises a 4.5%

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