Leaked EU proposals show FRTB divergence on carbon trading

EC takes up Isda call to cut standardised risk-weight; unclear if it applies to non-EU markets

EU emissions

Leaked draft proposals on changes to the European Union’s prudential rules show the bloc intends to diverge from international standards by implementing lower capital requirements for banks trading in emissions allowance markets. But there is ambiguity about whether all carbon trading will benefit, or only trades on the EU emissions trading system (ETS).

The draft rules will follow recommendations made by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association rather than rules set within the final

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