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BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Global banking regulators have removed the operational risk capital floor previously proposed under the Basel II capital accord to give banks flexibility in developing op risk management systems.
BASEL II UPDATE
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Some online risk management products failed to live up to expectations last year, but software vendors forge ahead, developing products that support fast-growing markets such as credit derivatives and CDOs, and tools to help banks meet Basel II requirements.
How real is Germany’s threat to veto the proposed Basel II bank capital accord if the country fails to get the concessions it wants on the accord’s treatment of bank lending to small to medium-sized companies (SMEs)?
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BASLE II UPDATE
Asian credit is set to recover by the end of the year, as domestic investors regain confidence and return to the region, according to ING Barings’ analysts, speaking at a press conference in Hong Kong today. Asian credit spreads have widened sharply...
Could Basel II worsen recessions? By backtesting the proposed capital rules to the last recession, D. Wilson Ervin and Tom Wilde argue that the increased risk sensitivity of loan portfolio regulatory capital in the new Accord could have unwelcome systemic...
Twelve risk experts and regulators assess the impact of the Basel Committee's proposals.