Given the regulatory obstacles they face, foreign banks should begin to reexamine options for their entry or expansion into the United States.

The Federal Reserve investigates the nature and quality of bank regulation in the home countries of foreign banks seeking to establish certain U.S. offices. Foreign banks must demonstrate that they are subject to "comprehensive supervision" by home country authorities on a consolidated basis.

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