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Policy COVID Makes the Case for Smarter Capital Measures

Banks have been a source of strength for the economy during the pandemic. A year into the crisis, the blunt instrument of leverage ratios is about to make it harder for banks of all sizes to support the recovery.


With the acute phase of the coronavirus crisis past and a return to normal economic activity in sight, the federal banking agencies today said they would let a temporary change to the supplementary leverage ratio expire as scheduled on March 31.


On Friday, the House passed—and President Trump signed into law—the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide relief to American consumers and businesses struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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