APRA’s Byres fleshes out Australia’s regulatory priorities

Australian regulators are fleshing out the parts of the capital framework that will need tweaking to ensure the country’s banks remain resilient in the face of a long-running property boom. Justin Pugsley reports.

Too soon for central banks to create cryptocurrencies, says BIS

The Bank for International Settlements says too little is known about cryptocurrencies for them to be created by central banks, with improvements needed in settlement systems, and more insight required about their risks. Justin Pugsley reports.

Bank of Ghana puts pressure on local banks to raise capital

Ghana forces local banks to raise more capital and shuts down two others due to liquidity issues. Justin Pugsley reports.

Sweden takes lead on raising risk weights on sovereign bonds

Sweden’s move to raise risk weights above zero for sovereign bond holdings by banks is unlikely to see a popular following across the EU. Justin Pugsley reports.

Bank of England deputy governor warns over Basel III

Bank of England deputy governor warns that failing to sign-off on Basel III would challenge adherence to global banking standards 

Jeb Hensarling

OCC takes lead in reviewing the Volcker rule

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has taken its cue from the US Department of the Treasury as it consults on how to reform the Volcker rule. By Justin Pugsley

APRA sets out margining rules for non-centrally cleared derivatives

Australia's APRA lays out rules for non-centrally cleared derivatives as part of compliance with global standards

SFC modifies Hong Kong OTC derivatives regime following consultation

Hong Kong's SFC makes modifications to its OTC regime following consultation to help bring its standards more in line with international norms

Committee members fail to sign off on Basel III at June meeting

Though differences appear to have narrowed over proposed constraints on internal risk model used by banks, members of the Basel Committee are still struggling to sign-off on the Basel III framework.

Global regulators consult on stress testing CCPs

As part of the G20 reform agenda, global regulators are consulting on a stress testing framework for central counterparty clearing houses.

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