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Facing ongoing criticism from the market, Fed vice chair Michael Barr this week defended the proposal to raise capital requirements for large US regional banks
Regulatory changes proposed by the Fed and the FDIC may not suffice to fend off crises in the long run
The bailout of three US regional banks earlier this year broke Dodd-Frank’s promises and may have only aggravated the issue      
Senator says excessive consolidation in the banking sector has played a major role in recent failures and should be addressed
Projected reforms to raise bank capital requirements could raise borrowing costs for end users and damage the economy
After months of delay, the final rule package could finally see the light of day as the Fed and FDIC make it a top priority
The Fed and FDIC reports on recent troubles in the banking sector are said to be too passive and lack a sense of urgency
The multiplicity of stakeholders on the regulatory side makes it difficult for market participants to comply