Regulators looking at possible changes to Basle II credit risk plans


BASLE, SWITZERLAND -- Global banking regulators are studying possible changes to the credit risk proposals of the complex Basle II bank capital accord, after seeing evidence that banks face higher capital charges under Basle II than they do under the current Basle I accord.

Large international banks, contrary to the regulators’ intentions, could face an increase of as much as 14% in their credit risk capital charge under Basle II, and an overall increase of as much as 24% when the operational

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