Basel group agrees on banking crisis response

The Basel Committee’s oversight body has met to discuss key measures to strengthen banking regulation

BASEL – The group of central bank governors and heads of supervision has met to discuss broad principles for a “comprehensive response to the global banking crisis”.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s oversight body met on September 6, as regulators began to get to grips with whether to reform or scrap the Basel II capital requirements accord following a controversial statement by the US Treasury.

European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet, who chairs the oversight body, said:

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