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Basel III: five truths about the journey ahead

April 18, 2018

Although the final Basel III package of banking reforms was agreed by regulators at the end of last year, the trade finance industry still has questions around the exact impact – and whether or not finality has indeed been reached

Regulator apologises for ‘Basel IV’ bank rules delay

November 27, 2017

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

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.

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.

Banks turn up heat ahead of Basel Committee meetings

September 2, 2016

Banks have intensified their battle against a planned toughening of global capital rules, urging regulators to scale back reforms that they warn would force them to curtail lending. In a joint letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, associations representing banks in Europe, Japan and Canada say that the proposals as they stand would “significantly increase capital requirements”, in turn limiting banks’ ability to lend.

Banks’ worst fears eased as Basel soft-pedals capital overhaul

January 14, 2016

Global banking regulators pledged to refrain from further tightening capital requirements with new rules to be finalized in 2016, dispelling industry fears that triggered intense lobbying efforts over the past year.

Bank rule zealots will be forced to back down

December 3, 2015

Bank capital hawks are about to bump up against the realities of politics. Basel-based standard setters are due to finalise capital adequacy reforms that banks call “Basel IV” over the next 12 months. The catch is that these tweaks to the pre-existing Basel III framework conflict with European policymakers’ growth plans.

Carney Says News of Basel's Next Big Wave Isn't Fit to Print

December 2, 2015

Are the global bank regulators in Basel planning to release a salvo of new capital rules before the last round, known as Basel III, is fully in force? Not if you ask Mark Carney.

New banking rules should not increase capital demands

November 17, 2015

New global rules on banking due to be completed next year generally should not result in higher capital demands for euro zone banks, European Central Bank Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlager said on Tuesday.

Basel IV Is the Buzzword as Europe’s Banks Brace for Costs

August 10, 2015

Laurent Mignon, chief executive officer of Natixis SA, sounded that alarm on July 31, referring to the mass of regulatory work in the pipeline at the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The issue was raised on more than a dozen other European banks’ earnings calls in recent weeks.

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