06/21/2013 08:36 am ET Updated Aug 21, 2013

U.S. Considering DOUBLING Big Banks' Capital Requirement

U.S. regulators are considering doubling a minimum capital requirement for the largest banks, which could force some of them to halt dividend payments.

The standard would increase the amount of capital the lenders must hold to 6 percent of total assets, regardless of their risk, according to four people with knowledge of the talks.

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