Countercyclical buffer could be big help to output: BIS paper


The countercyclical capital buffers prescribed under Basel III could have a big impact in cushioning the blow of an economic shock, research published Wednesday by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said.

The paper, published by the Basel-based bank's monetary and economic department, said the countercyclical capital buffer, used a variety of macroeconomic models to simulate the long-term output effects of changes in the capital and liquidity ratios under Basel III. On countercyclical

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