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Banks’ access to easily sellable assets aren’t up to snuff under new liquidity rules, reports Bloomberg.

Under the liquidity coverage ratio, which was part of the Basel reforms, banks are US$456 billion short.  But they still have time to build their nest eggs – the rule doesn’t come into full force until 2019. Liquidity requirements are being phased in, says Bloomberg. As of Jan. 1, 2015, banks must have 60% of their total required liquidity.

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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision says if the new standard had been in effect at the end of 2013, a quarter of the more than 200 banks it surveyed would not have met their liquidity commitments.

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