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The powers that be of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision have now decided: seven is the new golden number. That is a 7% tier-one capitalisation ratio to be phased in by 2018. This will have a significant impact both on bank’s operating models and future earning profiles. Tier-One ratios affects as much a bank’s ability to absorb losses as its ability to earn profit and raise new capital.

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