WASHINGTON — International regulators' decision to ease a final global leverage ratio will force the U.S. agencies to decide if they will follow suit — and could cause them to make the domestic version of the ratio even tougher.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on Sunday made several concessions to the world's biggest banks by changing how financial institutions treat derivatives and repurchase agreements. Such modifications impact a key part of the leverage ratio calculation: the denominator of certain bank exposures.

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