Bank of Thailand, TRT at loggerheads on bank rules

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) insists that it will not lower the minimum average-weighted capital-adequacy ratio which financial institutions are required to maintain - currently 8.5 per cent of risk assets - even though the incoming government is calling for a relaxation of the rule. Instead, the central bank is moving towards tightening the regulation as it considers adopting a proposed scheme of calculating capital adequacy based on finer gradations of risk weighting.

Thai Rak Thai had pledged

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