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Tighter curbs sought on investments by US banks

New rules may also shut down their in-house private equity ops

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FIRST TARGET: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is moving to immediately ban Wall Street banks from buying and selling copper.

New York

REGULATORS in the United States are seeking to impose further restrictions on the ability of Wall Street banks to make risky investments with their own money.

If the new rules proceed, banks will be prohibited from buying and selling commodities, such as copper, and would

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