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ECB mulls firm limits on riskiest leveraged loans

Bloomberg

The European Central Bank (EBC) is weighing curbs on the riskiest part of banks’ lending to indebted companies amid fears of a potential blow-up in the market.
Officials on the ECB’s supervisory board have discussed capping newly originated highly-leveraged transactions at a certain share of individual banks’ balance sheets, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. Still, some members are reluctant to follow that course if banks can show that they’re adequately managing risk, the people said.

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