Swiss board member supports counter-cyclical capital buffer

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Jean-Pierre Danthine, vice-chairman of the governing board of the Swiss National Bank, on September 5 said the counter-cyclical capital buffer (CCB) proposed in the Basel III framework would improve Swiss financial stability.

Speaking at the Suerf Colloquium in Zurich, Danthine used the Swiss real estate crisis in the 1990s to examine the impact of the CCB. Had it been in operation, he said, the resilience of the financial system would have "increased significantly" and the additional capital

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