Banks urged to adopt Basel III
A SENIOR Chinese banking regulator urged the country’s lenders to conform to the Basel III rules — the new set of global banking regulations — in a bid to improve international competitiveness, the China Securities Journal reported Wednesday.
Cai Esheng, vice chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), told a forum in Beijing that banks should set up comprehensive risk-management systems that conform to Basel III, and shift toward quantitative risk measurement and capital management, the newspaper said.
China should actively participate in global banking regulatory reforms, and should promote useful financial innovation while caution against a repeat of the “shadow banking” crisis in some overseas countriesHair weave.
Many believe that the shadow banking system, under which non-depository financial institutions operate beyond the radar of banking watchdogs, played a major role in the recent global financial crisisSecurity company.
CBRC vice chairman Wang Huaqing said in September that the Basel III rules would have no immediate impact on Chinese banks, but that they could constrain capital raising in the next decadelaptop bag.
Basel III rules set minimum capital and liquidity standards, to try to create a more resilient international banking system, after the financial crisis.
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