More risk disclosure needed by banks, says Moody's

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Banks should provide more detailed information on risk exposure so that bond and shareholders are able to make fundamental investment decisions, says a report from rating agency Moody's Investors Service. The report criticises the haphazard levels of disclosure by financial institutions and says that at current levels, investors lack the minimum reliability requirements for relevant and consistent comparisons across firms.

At present, rules governing the amount banks have to disclose vary

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