Basel III leverage ratio compromise ‘temporary’

The decision to tone down the scale and timeframe of a new leverage ratio for banks by international regulators yesterday might represent a compromise, but is just temporary one, with leverage ratios set to raised in the future, said London-based Invesco chief economist John Greenwood, addressing an audience in Hong Kong on July 27.

The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision, the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, yesterday proposed to test a leverage ratio at 3%

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