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US banks off the hook until 2022

US banks off the hook until 2022 --Political reality Democrats' surrender  has forced compromise into the final version of the financial regulation 'reform' bill in the US 29 Jun 2010 It was billed by Barack Obama as the toughest crackdown on Wall Street since the great depression. But top US banks could be given until 2022 to comply with the so-called Volcker rule, which is supposed to restrict financial institutions' riskier trading activities. A string of delays and extension periods written into a final version of Congress's financial regulation reform bill means that firms such as Citigroup and Goldman Sachs could exploit loopholes until 2022 before withdrawing from "illiquid" funds such as private equity.