A competitive advantage

Basel II compliance


When the Switzerland-based Basel Committee on Banking Supervision first published its proposals for the new Basel capital Accord in January 2001, its aim was to make the banking sector more risk-sensitive. However, by creating an international benchmark with various levels of compliance, the committee has also sparked a wave of competitive implementation across the globe.

More and more major Asian banks believe that they must at least emulate the levels of compliance of their foreign competitors

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