REFILE-Regulation, less risk capital sap commodities liquidity

April 22, 2015 4:51 PM

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LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) - Banks' exodus from commodities and tighter capital requirements for financial institutions are squeezing liquidity from some markets, leaving them vulnerable to big price moves, major trading houses say.

Some major banks have turned away from the multi-billion dollar oil and metals arena under regulatory scrutiny, lower margins and restrictions on trading for their own book after the financial crisis.

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