Analysis: Basel proposals would reduce risks, but at a cost

01/26/2010 | ForexYard · ForexYard

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision released proposals to strengthen the global financial system through tougher capital standards for banks. These articles offer an outline of the key proposals and how they would affect financial institutions as well as the broader economy. For example, one proposal would require banks to improve the quality and quantity of their core Tier 1 capital. This likely would force many financial institutions to raise fresh capital, which could drive up the cost of capital.

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