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Encyclopedia > Basel Capital Accords

The Basel Capital Accords are a series of discussion papers issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is an institution created by the central bank Governors of the Group of Ten nations (see G-10). ...


The initial Basel Accord, also now known as Basel I, was issued in 1988. The current Basel Accord, known as Basel II, was issued in 2004. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Basel Accord(s) refers to the Accords (recommendations to laws) issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. ... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Capital requirement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1127 words)
The capital ratio is the percentage of a bank's capital to its assets, as weighted by ratios dictated under the relevant Accord.
Each national regulator normally has a differing way of calculating bank capital, to meet their own requirements and legal framework, but the international standards of bank capital were laid down in the 1988 Basel I accord and have been little changed since.
These guidelines are used to evaluate capital adequacy based primarily on the perceived credit risk associated with balance sheet assets, as well as certain off-balance sheet exposures such as unfunded loan commitments, letters of credit, and derivatives and foreign exchange contracts.
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