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Basel II


The Basel II regulatory capital accord is often criticised on a regional basis because it does not appear to fully consider the make-up of Asian banks' balance sheets. These typically feature large credit-card pools, unrated exposures, high loan-to-value commercial property loans and small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) loans - all of which will see increased capital charges under the new accord.

That would appear to indicate that banks should only implement Basel II requirements once forced to

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