Finma official hits back at industry criticisms of counterparty risk charge, but concedes political pressure to hurt OTC market is undeniable
Liquidity coverage ratio as it stands will cause problems for Hong Kong banks, says head of banking policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Throwing the book
Basel’s new 7% equity capital minimum welcomed
New rules mean banks will have to load-up on government debt, but one apparent beneficiary - debt management offices - are against the idea
Market participants cast doubt on the collective strength of multiple measures to mitigate pro-cyclicality in Basel III.
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision identifies eight issues it is working on as Basel III reform package heads into the political sphere
Basel Committee’s Peter Praet acknowledges disagreement; Charles Goodhart warns lack of consensus will stop central banks acting to stem financial imbalances
In praise of higher capital
Basel's new 7% equity capital minimum met with relief
Basel Committee’s proposal to increase bank liquidity through sovereign bonds could hinder efforts to meet capital ratio targets, conference hears
US banks will find it easier to comply with Basel III than European counterparts, but capital deductions could pose a problem
Plans to overhaul the Basel trading book in 2011 have raised concerns about implementation targets
Investors could shun bank equity if higher capital levels cause returns to slip
As governors back higher capital standards, ex-Bank of England special adviser argues economic impact remains difficult to pin down; commentators say reforms do not address risk attitudes
Reserve Bank of India governor Duvvuri Subbarao cites concern over variable likely to be used to calibrate countercyclical buffers
Time is on the slide
Analysis by the Macroeconomic Assessment Group shows a smaller impact from higher capital ratios than an earlier industry report.
Regulators describe difficulties ahead as they prepare for Basel III calibration and transition decisions in September
Basel Committee and FSB studies play down the economic impact of Basel III - proof, regulators say, that the reforms are fit for purpose.