German ring fence could force changes at several banks

02/5/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

A proposed ring-fencing law in Germany, which goes to the Cabinet for approval Wednesday, could force as many as 12 banks to change operations, a source says. The law would force banks to make changes if more than a fifth of their business or more than €100 billion in income comes from risky activity. The legislation would take effect after implementation of capital rules by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

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