Global regulators meeting in Switzerland pledged to move forward with tough bank liquidity rules. However, banks will be allowed to dip into their liquidity buffers if necessary. "Once the Liquidity Coverage Ratio has been implemented, its 100 percent threshold will be a minimum requirement in normal times. But during a period of stress, banks would be expected to use their pool of liquid assets, thereby temporarily falling below the minimum requirement," according to the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision, which oversees the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

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