Basel Committee postpones release of QIS5 data to June


Basel II's calibration – the 1.06 scaling factor for credit risk-weighted assets – will remain because the results of QIS5 showed only a 6.8% decrease in minimum required capital for group one banks, defined as internationally active and diversified institutions with Tier 1 capital of more than E3 billion.

In comparison, the US's QIS4 results showed a 15.5% drop which led to a year's delay in implementation of the Accord in that country and further study on the causes for that drop.

In QIS5,

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