Largest banks $270bn below Basel III core capital limits


The largest global banks would have fallen €208.2 billion ($269.4 billion) short of meeting Basel III's core capital requirements, had the accord been enforced in June 2012, according to a study released by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today.

Under Basel III, banks will have to hold common equity Tier I (CET1) capital equivalent to 4.5% of their risk-weighted assets, which rises to 7% with the additional capital conservation buffers. While still below target, the aggregate shortfall

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