MARKET RISK: The Fed put on hold its July 1995 proposal to let banks decide how much capital to set aside for market risk. The agency is expected to resume work on the regulation, now that the interagency market- risk proposal has been completed.
DATA REPORTING: More than a year after it was proposed, a plan to let banks voluntarily collect race and sex data on owners of small businesses remains pending before the Fed. Bankers are generally critical of the proposal, claiming the data would be unreliable. But community activists are hoping two new presidential appointees will push the Fed board to adopt the regulation, which would give the first look at who gets small-business loans. Published April 26, 1995. Comments were due June 27, 1995.