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US bank investors hope Fed stress test results will lead to big payouts

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 05:50

The Fed has been under pressure to simplify the stress tests, and changes are widely expected under President Trump.


INVESTORS are hoping that the Federal Reserve will allow big US banks to put an estimated US$150 billion in idle capital towards stock buybacks, dividends and profit-boosting investments in the coming weeks after conducting a regular examination of financial strength.


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