The US Federal Reserve’s proposals to implement the liquidity coverage ratio component of Basel III involves hitting their deadline sooner than Basel's recommendations and tighter definitions of liquid assets.
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The proposals on securities lending and financing in the Financial Stability Board’s paper on shadow banking have reassured market participants, but it is unclear whether they will override more draconian ideas.
The Central Bank of Nigeria shocked the market in July when it hiked cash reserve requirements for public sector deposits, a move it says is already paying off.
The Central Bank of Russia’s new governor has overseen a relaxation in the capital requirements proposed to implement the country’s version of Basel III.
The UK Treasury is trying to help lenders step up mortgage financing, but new regulatory agencies are focused on controlling systemic risk.
A compromise proposal brokered by the Irish government would limit the proportion of EU equities traded in unlit venues. But critics say it is unnecessary and unworkable.
The EU is set to cap bonuses at 200% of basic salary, but there is no evidence that this will improve risk-taking behaviour in investment banking.
The reauthorisation of the US regulator should be a formality, but the combination of Dodd-Frank implementation and the MF Global failure have made for a deeper discussion of the agency’s future.
Certain EU member countries want banks to foot the bill for plugging the budget deficit they helped to cause. But the resulting tax looks set to hit the real economy most of all.
The eurozone crisis has precipitated intense scrutiny of the sovereign credit rating process, but the sovereigns themselves are hardly impartial judges.
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