Latin banks face up to Basel II

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Latin American countries should focus on adopting better risk management practices rather than rushing to implement Basel II, according to speakers at a seminar held in Mexico in July.

At The New Basel Capital Accord: Challenges and Opportunities for the Americas event, Jaime Caruana, chairman of the Basel Committee and governor of the Bank of Spain, said: “Financial institutions in Latin America are not paying attention to the most important issues of Basel II – namely the incentive to improve

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