Bank capital ratios fall for first time since 2011

The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
The Basel Committee secretariat is based at the Bank for International Settlements
Ulrich Roth

The capital ratios of the world’s largest banks have gone into reverse for the first time since the creation of the Basel III framework, says a monitoring report published today (March 20).

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision says “group 1” banks – internationally active banks with over €3 billion ($3.4 billion) in Tier 1 capital – saw their CET1 capital ratios fall from 12.2% in December 2017 to 11.7% in June 2018, on a fully phased-in basis.

Although most banks are above the Basel

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