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  • The practice, known as "risk-weighted asset optimization," allows banks to boost capital ratios without cutting lending, selling assets or tapping shareholders.

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  • The bank's target is to reduce so-called risk-weighted assets to $1.75 trillion by the end of this year, a $50 billion improvement from an earlier goal.

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  • Bank of America plans to scale back private-equity investments, run off a loan portfolio and may sell mortgage- servicing rights to reduce so-called risk-weighted assets monitored by regulators.

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  • Such a move also would reduce risk-weighted assets.

    Overlooked Treasure for BofA in Chinese Bank

  • A € 1.5 billion injection, for instance, would raise BES's core ratio to a whisker above 10%, assuming an offsetting adjustment to income and risk-weighted assets.

    Espirito Santo's Surprise Loan Move

  • Under Basel III, banks will face restrictions on dividend payments and executive pay if their capital falls below 7% of their assets, measured on a risk-weighted basis.

    Citigroup Sees Strong Year for Southeast Asian Deals

  • Credit Suisse and UBS will be required to hold capital representing at least 19% of risk-weighted assets, of which 10% would be common equity.

    Swiss Banks Urged to Bolster Capital

  • Britain has endorsed the Basel III capital standards, which would require 7% equity to risk-weighted assets ratio.

    'The British Dilemma'

  • Proposed Swiss laws would require the two banks to hold capital representing at least 19% of risk-weighted assets, of which 10% would be common equity.

    Swiss Banks Weigh Risk

  • The new rules have raised doubts over whether the banks should keep their Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities, or FICC businesses, which have a higher level of risk-weighted assets than their other activities and so need to be supported by bigger capital cushions.

    Swiss Banks Weigh Risk

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