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UK banks could soon be forced to provide regulators with a standardised measure of their regulatory capital ratios, after the Bank of England concluded that the industry could probably cope with the technical requirements and costs of any such change.
The Bank of England could be handed formal powers to vary the amount of leverage that banks are allowed to use, after the UK government bowed to pressure from lawmakers to give the central bank the ability to boost or rein in banking activity as it saw fit.
ING has created a new global capital markets group housing its primary debt and equity franchises, as the Dutch lender seeks to better align the two businesses for its clients, according to a source.
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