January 22, 2010 / 12:41 PM / 10 years ago

UK's Brown "comfortable" with U.S. bank plan -spokesman

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to limit risk taking by banks is in accordance with Britain’s approach and something Prime Minister Gordon Brown feels at ease with, Brown’s spokesman said on Friday.

“We haven’t seen the full details, we are going to study the proposals,” the spokesman told reporters. “It’s directionally something the prime minister feels very comfortable with.”

Brown believes the world needs to mitigate against too much risk taking in the financial sector and that different countries have to deal with their own circumstances in different ways, the spokesman said. (Reporting by Matt Falloon; Editing by Andy Bruce)

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