Reserve Bank of New Zealand works towards implementation

"Bank capital represents the owners' stake in the business and a platform for the bank's future growth and innovation," Mr Orr said. "For the stability of the financial system, banks need to hold capital above certain minimum levels at all times, in order to absorb unexpected losses associated with ups and downs in the economy, including severe stress events."

The bank's implementation of Basel II is to focus on making bank capital requirements more sensitive to risks specific to the New

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