Basel scraps plans for final trading book QIS

Banks fear regulators will not have enough data to draw up sound rules by year-end

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A fourth and final impact study to inform new trading book capital rules has been cancelled by regulators, according to four industry participants, adding to fears among banks that the ambitious framework will be flawed.

Industry sources see the decision not to carry out the quantitative impact study (QIS) as an attempt by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to stick to its December 2015 deadline. The project is already two years behind schedule, but banks warn that without a fourth QIS,

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