Asian banks fear unfair op risk capital charges

They are worried that an operational risk capital charge as proposed under Basel II, the new capital adequacy accord intended in the first instance for large international banks, will result in smaller banks having to set aside more capital than is justified by the level of risk they face.

The Basel Committee of banking supervisors from the Group of 10 (G-10) leading economies, the body that in effect regulates international banking, proposes introducing an op-risk capital charge for the firs

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