The global banking regulator has issued new rules on how banks calculate risk
Global banking regulators have agreed new
international capital requirements for market risk, a move that
could result in an over 20% increase in the cost of
capitalising risk from trading activities.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
issued on Wednesday new rules on how banks must calculate
trading risk, a key component of efforts to reform global
regulatory standards in the wake of the financial crisis.
The Committee said the new rules, which
are set to come into force in January 2019, would result in an
"increase of approximately 22% in total market risk capital
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