Central banks

Basel II seen as meeting key challenge

The Basel II banking accord is the latest and highly welcome example of how regulators and policy-makers are meeting one of the two key challenges facing them today, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) president Urban Bäckström said in June.

Unleashing Asia’s demons

The Basel Committee’s new consultative paper on capital adequacy could wreak havoc with Asia’s domestic banks. The revamped rules will make the shortcomings of their risk management systems all too clear.

Unleashing Asia's demons

The Basel Committee’s new consultative paper on capital adequacy could wreak havoc with Asia’s domestic banks. The revamped rules will make the shortcomings of their risk management systems all too clear.

Documentation dilemmas

Concerns over credit event definitions and the Basel Committee’s ‘ w ’ capital charge on credit mitigation instruments will not be easily resolved.

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