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Washington - The US Federal Reserve on Thursday adopted one of the final banking reform steps following the 2008 financial crisis which aims to prevent government bailouts of major banks.

The new rule requires US and foreign systemically-important banks -- those deemed "too big to fail" -- to issue a minimum amount of long-term debt which could be converted to equity to shore up the bank in the event of a bankruptcy.

In addition, the rule increases the required capital cushion known as total loss-absorbing capacity. The Fed estimates there is a combined shortfall of about $70bn for this kind of debt and capital.

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