EU finmins to discuss caps on banks' holding of public debt

April 13, 2016 4:57 PM

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BRUSSELS, April 13 European Union finance ministers will discuss five options to reduce banks' exposure to sovereign debt at a meeting next week where they will consider caps and financial disincentives for holdings of public debt, European officials told Reuters.

One option is to limit banks' maximum exposure to a single sovereign issuer, one official, who asked not to be named, said. Another is to "introduce non-zero risk weights for sovereign exposures," the official added. The boldest option is to impose on banks both caps and higher costs to hold soverei...

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