Policymakers have said the world's biggest banks have to hold more capital than smaller rivals because of their importance to the global financial system. The extra capital serves as another layer of protection on top of minimum capital levels for all banks.
The Financial Stability Board on Thursday issued a list of 30 banks considered the most systemically important globally, dubbed G-SIBs. They must hold extra capital of between 1 and 2.5 percent to make them less likely to fail in a crisis and cause havoc in financial markets.
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