Basel releases consultative document on capital disclosure

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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on Monday published its proposed disclosure requirements that aim to improve the transparency and comparability of a bank's capital base.

"During the financial crisis, market participants and supervisors were hampered in their efforts to undertake detailed assessments of banks' capital positions and make cross-jurisdictional comparisons as a result of insufficiently detailed disclosure and a lack of consistency in reporting between banks and across juri

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