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Basel III will represent major improvement

April 27, 2018

The revised market risk framework drawn up by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) for Basel III will represent a major improvement to the pre-crisis regulatory framework when it is finally completed and implemented, according to the authority.

Regulator apologises for ‘Basel IV’ bank rules delay

November 27, 2017

Singapore central bank chief Ravi Menon acknowledges long pause has been ‘frustrating’

Basel III is close to becoming reality

October 16, 2017

The Basel III banking regulatory reforms are close to being completed and it is "fairly clear what the result will be," 

Delays and high failure rates hit FRTB implementation

June 6, 2017

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book is a particularly challenging piece of text to implement, but banks trying to do so with the less capital-intensive Internal Model Approach are finding it particularly difficult as they face having to keep their models approved. Some are considering not bothering with it

FRTB: Strengthening Market Risk Practices? - Webinar

January 2, 2017

Date: 25th January, 2017

Time: 3pm GMT / 4pm CET / 10am EST

New ‘Basel IV’ capital requirements proposed for banking sector

December 5, 2016

In what is a crucial period for the European economy, new proposals for setting the capital requirements for the banking sector have been officially unveiled by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS). The proposals, supposedly the final set of revisions being made to the Basel III Framework (part of the BCBS’s continuous effort to enhance the banking regulatory framework), clarify rules on combating money laundering and terrorist financing in correspondent banking.

ECB’s Angeloni Warns Against Blocking Global Bank Rules Deal

November 18, 2016

A collapse in talks on revamped global capital rules for banks would be a serious mistake, a senior euro-area supervisor said as differences among major banking powers threaten to scupper a deal. “Failure of the agreement, or a postponement, would send a very bad signal,” Ignazio Angeloni, a member of the European Central Bank’s supervisory board, said in an interview in his Frankfurt office on Thursday.

Germany Threatens to Abandon Basel Talks If Demands Not Met

November 15, 2016

Germany’s Bundesbank delivered an ultimatum to other major banking powers including the U.S. that it will walk away from talks on revamping global capital rules unless its key demands are met. Andreas Dombret, a member of the Bundesbank Executive Board, said on Tuesday that Germany won’t accept a deal “at any price.”

FDIC’s Thomas Hoenig Cautions Policy Makers on Easing Capital Requirements

November 10, 2016

A top U.S. bank regulator Wednesday cautioned American policy makers to resist political pressure to weaken proposed capital requirements that global regulators hope to complete this year. FDIC's Thomas Hoenig said the recent push by some global policy makers for “capital neutrality" - an effort to persuade the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision to make only small changes, if any, in capital requirements for global banks is ill-advised.

German financial watchdog says Basel IV draft bank rules unacceptable for Germany

November 2, 2016

A new draft of proposed international bank regulation is unacceptable for Germany because the rules might restrict lending by the country's banks, the head of Germany's financial regulatory agency said. The Basel Committee of bank supervisors from nearly 30 countries intends to deliver the new Basel IV rules by the end of this year.

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