Basel II

Finance Asia  Oct 18  Comment 
The issue is expected to be South Korea’s last Basel II-compliant bond as the nation shifts towards adopting Basel III rules in December.     
Business Standard  Jan 6  Comment 
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today proposed timelines for banks to migrate to advanced risk norms under Basel II, which entails improved standards for banks worldwide for assessing risks.
Mondo Visione  Dec 15  Comment 
Three federal bank regulatory agencies today announced they are seeking comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would revise the market risk capital rules for banking organizations with significant trading activity.
Gold Stocks Today  May 8  Comment 
Bill Gross had a go at the rating agencies this week, as always he has a lot of sensible things to say. The point he didn’t make clearly (he did make it, but it was easy to get distracted by the ...
Banking Business Review  Jan 26  Comment 
Longtop Financial Technologies, a software developer and solutions provider targeting the financial services industry in China, has won a contract with a bank to develop a Basel II Risk Management Data Mart, which is a critical part of the...  Sep 30  Comment 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair said the U.S. shouldn’t fully adopt new international banking standards if they allow some banks to hold less
Banking Business Review  Sep 23  Comment 
Financial Studio FRP platform embraces accounting, risk and capital management, MIS and compliance solutions
Bull Bear Trader  Sep 18  Comment 
Moody's issued a special comment paper focusing on Basel II amendments already introduced, as well as statements from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision ( The paper highlights enhancements relating to a bank's trading book,...
naked capitalism  Feb 28  Comment 
This comment in the Financial Times by Harald Benink and George Kaufman, discusses a major shortcoming in Basel II, the new bank capital standards promulgated by the Bank of International Settlements, namely, that banks can use their own risk...


Basel II—A new set of risk-based regulatory capital standards for internationally active banking organizations, published June 26, 2004 (subsequently amended in November 2005) by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which consists of central banks and bank supervisors from 13 countries and is organized under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements (“BIS”).

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