Banks fear uneven playing field on NSFR

Asian jurisdictions likely to implement key liquidity metric before US and Europe

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Piecemeal implementation of one of the Basel Committee’s key liquidity risk metrics could leave global banks competing on an unlevel playing field, dealers have warned.

The net stable funding ratio (NSFR) – one of Basel’s two liquidity ratios – requires banks to hold a minimum amount of term funding appropriate to their assets and off-balance sheet activities. The ratio is calculated by dividing a bank’s available stable funding, which applies to its liabilities, by its required stable funding

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