Banks face higher capital requirement under Basel trading book review

BIS study assesses how banks' minimum capital would have changed at end-2014

Banks look likely to face higher minimum capital requirements under forthcoming revisions to the Basel III market risk framework, an impact study published today (November 18) by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision shows.

The study assesses how banks' minimum capital would have changed at end-2014, based on the Basel Committee's fundamental review of the trading book, which is set to be unveiled before the end of the year. On average, the 44 banks that provided "usable" data saw their

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