The hunt for silver linings
BBVA has been given until December 2011 to make improvements to its AMA model by the Bank of Spain, or will not obtain the capital savings the AMA allows
After the deposit wars
Bank of Spain releases details of savings banks’ exposures to real estate sector, levels of provisions; says reforms have addressed slew of underlying problems
Bahraini authorities crack down on protesters as spreads rise across the Middle East and North Africa.
Governor of the Bank of Spain suggests Irish officials ask for help as fears grow that Dublin’s resistance to a bailout will trigger contagion
Spanish banks continue to depend on European Central Bank after stress tests exposed capital shortfalls
Speakers at OpRisk Europe agreed that, while change in op risk legislation and capital calculation is necessary, it needs to be undertaken slowly and carefully
Barclays Capital senior economist praises dynamic provisioning approach to loan losses
The Bank of Spain defends Spanish banks' hands-on risk management of non-performing assets related to the property sector.
A growing number of regulators have highlighted dynamic provisioning as a means of lessening pro-cyclicality in the financial system. José Mar√≠a Rold√°n, director-general of banking regulation at the Banco de Espa√±a and chair of the Standards...
Modifications being made to Basel II are sufficient to tackle the flaws in the framework and "we are certainly not going in the direction of Basel III", according to the chair of the standards implementation group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
Jaime Caruana, chairman of the Basel Committee and head of the Bank of Spain until July 1, is to head a new department covering financial, capital market and monetary affairs at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington. The appointment begins...
Jaime Caruana will step down as chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in July, when his six-year tenure as head of the Spanish central bank expires.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a consultative document on enhancing home-host information sharing guidelines for banking supervisors to set up a framework for the effective cross-border implementation of the Basel II capital Accord.
Jaime Caruana has been seeking harmony in his role as chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Now that the final text of the new Basel Accord has finally been released, Caruana can comment on the work he has done – and give his views...
UK financial regulator the Financial Services Authority’s director of markets, Gay Huey Evans, will take over the chairmanship of the Joint Forum in January. She succeeds José María Roldán, general director of financial regulation at the Bank of...