China banks ready for tougher leverage ratio rules

State-owned and private banks already above 4% standard regulators are introducing


China banks are all well above the proposed 4% minimum leverage ratio – one percentage point above the Basel III minimum – the country's regulators are about to introduce, but the nascent credit derivatives markets could be slowed further, according to market participants.

In February, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) set out its leverage ratio measures to come into effect from April 1, updating rules originally introduced in 2011 and following the additional framework and

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