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Forget Ebola - Here's Why US Banks Are Now Extremely Vulnerable

Under the BIS Basel capital adequacy rules, government debt rated at least AA continues to carry a zero risk weighting. So banks need not set aside capital against it. With a combined position of nearly $2 trillion in US govt debt, against which they hold no capital buffer, US banks are now EXTREMELY vulnerable to a bond market sell-off.

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