South Africa

South Africa special report

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Three months have passed since the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published the final version of Basel III, and attention is now firmly on implementation. The new rules will require banks to hold higher-quality capital, comply with a new leverage ratio, hold capital against credit value adjustment exposures, and implement two new liquidity ratios.

The latter of these has been arguably the most controversial element of the new framework. From 2015, a new liquidity coverage ratio will requ

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