Top 100 banks: regulators tighten their grip

Capital counts


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In previous years, changes in bank strategy – particularly connected to the shift to Basel II capital rules – have been the most obvious cause of shifts in the bank capital levels collected as part of Operational Risk & Regulation’s annual Top 100 Banks survey. This year, however, national regulations dominated.

In terms of Tier I capital levels, European and US banks saw only minor increases on average. European bank Tier I capital rose

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