US-based Basel opponents cry "foul" on commercial real estate

Moore argued that it was unfair that “the drafters have chosen to set risk weights on [commercial real estate] without room for adjustment, at substantially higher levels than on loans to other sectors.”

Moore said that she believed that “as drafted, Basel II will lead to a loss of credit opportunities in the real estate sector, since the Accord treats lending to this area in an unreasonably disparate manner. It is foreseeable that, as a result, financial institutions will divert their resources

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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