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Are banks too big to fail?

Melissa Moore, Investment Analyst, Futuregrowth Asset Management
Aug. 15, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
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Prior to the global financial crisis of 2008 – 2010 the so-called “big” banks, both internationally and within the local context, were stamped by investors and depositors alike with the “too big to fail” label. There was a sense of comfort that, due to their systemic importance, the government would never allow a big bank to fail. And to a large extent, they may have been right. But if we have learned anything since the global financial crisis it’s that banks can and do fail.

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