Bahrain governor defends capital ratios

Al Maraj insists regulators are not trying to punish bankers

Governor Al Maraj

Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj has defended the capital adequacy requirements imposed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, insisting they "are not arbitrary, or excessive or punitive".

Writing in the latest edition of the central bank's review, published last month, the governor insisted that regulators were not trying to punish bankers, and that imposing a minimum Common Equity Tier (CET) 1 ratio of 6.5% was an appropriate.

"We as regulators need to be mindful of the consequences of excessive or

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