Bundesbank

QIS4 set to go international in 2005

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Quantitative impact study four (QIS4) is about to go international, according to sources in Basel, the US and the EU. Although the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision won't take the co-ordinating role it did during previous QISs,…

Compromises allow Basel II to progress

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said last month that there were no substantial issues remaining with the complex Basel II capital Accord, after a series of compromises involving the capital treatment of loans to small and medium-sized…

Will Germany scupper Basel II?

How real is Germany’s threat to veto the proposed Basel II bank capital accord if the country fails to get the concessions it wants on the accord’s treatment of bank lending to small to medium-sized companies (SMEs)?

Running out of time

Will banking supervisors be able to implement Basel II in time? Even when they agree on what they want, the differences between the G-10’s regulatory regimes make a level playing field unlikely.

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