Consensus achieved on Basel II proposals

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announced Monday 11 May that it has achieved consensus on the remaining issues regarding the proposals for a new international capital standard, known as Basel II.

The Committee confirmed that the standardised and foundation approaches will be implemented from year-end 2006. The Committee feels that one further year of impact analysis/parallel running will be needed for the most advanced approaches, and these therefore will be implemented at year-end

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