From micro to macro: Basel III tools eyed as systemic risk controls

Keeping the lid on

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A list is circulating among Europe’s financial policy-makers that would chill most bankers to the bone. Said to have been drawn up by the European Systemic Risk Board, it is a menu of 42 tools that could be used by national authorities to control economic growth and manage asset bubbles, according to two senior regulators who have seen it – from the liquidity ratios and risk-weighting regime laid out in Basel III, to margins on cleared and uncleared derivatives trades, and more tr