U.S. Downgrade Could Hit Banks’ Capital Ratios

A downgrade in the U.S. credit rating could have a negative impact on the capital ratios of some banks, as Treasuries decline in value.

  • 01 Aug 2011
A downgrade in the U.S. credit rating could have a negative impact on the capital ratios of some banks, as Treasuries decline in value. Observers estimate that Treasuries prices that fall by 10%, an extreme case, could lower capital ratios at Bank of New York Mellon by 1 ...

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