Basel III would require banks to hold more Tier 1 capital, sources say

08/11/2010 | Reuters

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision likely will propose that banks' Tier 1 capital ratio be increased from 2% to as much as 6% in an effort to increase stability of the financial system, banking and regulatory sources said. The panel is working on capital and liquidity requirements as well as a "countercyclical buffer," in which banks would stockpile reserves in good times.

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