Bahrain prepares to adopt Basel II

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued a consultation on implementation of Basel II, which it intends to do from 2008.

The consultation paper contains CBB’s proposed policy for implementing Basel II requirements related to Pillar One, which deals with minimum capital requirements for banks.

The proposals contained in the consultation paper cover revised requirements concerning credit and market risk, consolidation and deduction issues, and new capital requirements for operational risk.


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