Basel III ratios bolster bank resilience – BIS

Basel III capital requirements fortify banks against the risks of failure, analysis published by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) suggests.

The findings show the likelihood that a dealer will suffer distress within a two-year period falls as its Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio increases, and falls further if a dealer also maintains a high leverage-based Tier 1 capital ratio. 

A bank with an 8.5% Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio and 3% leverage ratio, the minimums required under

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