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COMMENT: RBNZ's key political omission in its bank capital proposals

Jenny Ruth
Wed, 17 Jul 2019

By Jenny Ruth July 18 (BusinessDesk) - Motherhood and apple pie top most people’s lists of things that are unquestionably good. We don’t normally question the cost – many mothers would say, far too much! – but if the pie cost $5, that would look fair enough. But what if it cost $100? Or $1,000. If it cost $100,000, my guess is that most people would decide they actually didn’t want that pie. Bank capital is in a similar category. Few would dispute that more bank capital is better than less as a general principle. And that’s exact...

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