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May 18, 2016

Setting a limit to leverage in banking

The global leverage ratio framework is to be finalized in 2016, in order to be implemented in 2018, and will help preventing excessive indebtedness in the banking sector to promote financial stability. Banks will have to consider both risk-sensitive and non-risk-sensitive minimum capital requirements when making decisions

May 29, 2015

Financial Regulation Outlook. May 2015

This month we focus on: Basel updates progress in Basel III implementation, Europe's Bank Structural Reform, endorsing macroprudential policies, Capital Markets Union, the first six months of European banking supervision, the new resolution tools and liquidity provision and a Digital Single Market strategy for Europe.

October 16, 2014

EU adopts a leverage ratio definition ‘largely’ aligned with Basel standards

The European Commission has adopted, on October 10, a delegated regulation that amends CRR with regards to the leverage ratio definition. It incorporates the necessary changes to largely align it with Basel revised standards.

September 8, 2014

US adopts a leverage ratio definition aligned with Basel standards

A harmonized disclosure of the leverage ratio for international banks in 2015 is closer, as US agencies have issued a final rule aligned with Basel revised definition. Europe is pending a Commission delegated act, expected shortly, that will determine if full alignment with global recommendations is achieved.
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