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Controlling the credit flow

A global committee of central bankers and regulators is proposing that capital requirements, the percentage of a bank's assets that it must keep on hand as a buffer against possible losses, should be partly set based on the state of the economy:

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Officials agree on global measures to safeguard banks
Article | Regulators meeting in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday agreed to take new steps to immunize the financial system from the sort of crisis that pushed the world into recession two years ago. The new rules would make banks roughly double the amount of capital set aside as a buffer against possible losses,

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