Top banks’ trading books dwindled in 2018

Trading inventories at the world’s largest banks shrunk by €160 billion ($176 billion) in 2018, data from the Basel Committee shows.

The international standard-setting body published the aggregate indicator amounts used to calculate banks’ systemic risk scores on November 22. These are the sum of the indicators of the 75 largest global banks. There are 12 indicators spread across five broad categories: size; interconnectedness; substitutability; complexity; and cross-jurisdictional activity.

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