Building up Basel II

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As befits the world's worst financial crisis, the response to it will result in comprehensive changes to the regulatory landscape. Leading the push for reform is the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which, since being established in 1974, has overseen the implementation of two capital adequacy frameworks (Basel I and Basel II) and also acts as the first point of reference for national regulators.

It should be acknowledged certain causes of the crisis - principally the build-up of massive

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