WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco president John Williams Friday said additional capital requirements for banks considered to be “systemically important financial institutions” must be high enough to prevent their failure and, as a result, protect the broader economy.

In remarks prepared for the Symposium on Asian Banking and Finance in San Francisco, Williams limited his comments to banking regulation, noting that the global financial system “is experiencing great stress as it adapts to the new, post-crisis rules of the game.”

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