The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced new, higher capital standards on Sunday that essentially boost minimum common equity requirements to 7% by Jan. 1, 2019.

The committee said banks must hold at least 4.5% of minimum common equity, but add an additional "conservation buffer" of 2.5% to withstand future periods of financial stress.

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