RBS’ Eddie: Capital Requirements Set to Get Harder

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A panel discussion that took place earlier in the day at Waters USA

Last week, Bank of England governor Mervyn King said that England's big four banks—Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)—may need to raise as much as £35 billion ($56 billion) in new capital to ensure a stable market in the case of future market shocks. Eddie says capital considerations are already a major issue for placing everyday trades.

"Capital considerations are a big deal when it comes to placing a trade. The banks have taken a close look at what trading we

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