The Finance Ministry has decided to require all securities houses to maintain capital adequacy ratios above an appropriate level and to disclose the ratios once every three months, sources in the ministry said Monday.

If a brokerage’s ratio drops under 100 percent for a span of three consecutive months, the ministry can ban officially ban it from operating as a registered entity, the sources said. The ministry usually uses capital ratios only for reference, but their use as criteria for suspension may change, the sources said.

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