Trade finance is crucial to Asia’s developed and developing economies yet its onerous treatment under Basel III threatens to hurt intra-regional commerce. How serious is the threat and will the Basel...
Turkey’s banks are well placed to absorb an increase in capital requirements when the country switches to the Basel II regime this month, but larger institutions are frustrated that the modelling approaches...
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