Bahrain issues Basel II consultation paper

REGULATORY UPDATE

The proposals cover revised requirements concerning credit and market risk, consolidation and deduction issues, and new capital requirements for operational risk.

A key highlight of the CBB proposals includes a new risk-focused approach to credit risk. The CBB intends to review the current industry-wide 12% trigger (and 12.5% target) minimum capital adequacy requirements, and to set individual minimum trigger and target capital ratios for each bank, based on supervisory reviews of all locall

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