Basel’s buffers won’t apply to op risk calculation

BASEL – The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a key consultation document on counter-cyclical capital on July 16 that would see banks build up capital in booms to be drawn down in a recession.

The proposed buffer would be tied to macroeconomic indicators but national authorities would be given the power to determine when a capital buffer should be mandated. The Committee suggests authorities should force banks to build up buffers when “excess aggregate credit growth is judged to

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