Basel III

Basel III is a global regulatory standard for banks’ capital adequacy, stress testing and market liquidity risk agreed upon by the members of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. It is being phased in over a five year period ending in 2018.

EU fails to agree Basel III bank rules in row over bankers' bonuses

Politicians have failed to pass caps on bankers' bonuses.

Members of the European Parliament and diplomats agreed to reconvene on February 27 after their negotiations ended without a deal on how to implement components of the Basel bank regulations in the EU.

Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 6:22am

Asia to trade views on Basel III

The Institute of Global Economics and Finance will host a three-day advanced programme for non-G20 central bankers and regulators on the Basel III agreements at the Chinese University this week.

16 Jan 2013 - 3:41am

China's banks fluid enough to meet liquidity challenge

Mainland banks are not likely to have problems meeting watered-down liquidity rules. Photo: Reuters

It's a New Year gift to banks around the world.

8 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Tangle of Basel III ties knot in safety

Basel III rules are designed to reduce banking risks. Photo: Bloomberg

The first Basel agreement on global banking regulation, adopted in 1988, was 30 pages long and relied on simple arithmetic. The latest update, known as Basel III, runs to 509 pages and includes 78 calculus equations.

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Talking points

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

Thousands march against C.Y. Leung

1 Jan 2013 - 4:08am

Capital rules put pressure on banks

Smaller banks are considering IPOs to raise capital. Photo: AFP

Small lenders on the mainland are under pressure to boost their capital to meet strict capital adequacy rules which will take effect from January as scheduled, despite a delay in the United States.

14 Nov 2012 - 2:59am