Australia weighs up move to adopt Basel III early

Jumping the gun

false-start

Following the global financial crisis in 2008–2009, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision embarked on a programme to revise its existing capital adequacy guidelines with the aim of preventing another financial crisis. The resulting framework was Basel III, a set of capital and liquidity requirements endorsed by the G-20 at the November 2010 summit in Seoul. With the core framework in place, the focus has now shifted to implementation.

In Australia, the country’s banking regulator, the

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