Fed puts back capital requirements rules

The Federal Reserve has postponed new capital requirements ratios for bank holding companies for two years, in an effort to allow banks to boost capital levels amid continued weakness in the financial markets. The postponement will give banks more flexibility on how they meet their capital requirements. Banks will be allowed to continue to include cumulative perpetual preferred stock, trust preferred securities and minority interests up to a level of 25% in core capital. The change, which was se

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