Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig said he wants banks to make more equity investments in small businesses in low- and moderate- income areas.

"I hope we are at the beginning of an explosion of interest in these vehicles," Mr. Ludwig said at a recent meeting of bankers and minority business owners in Washington.

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