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Banks lobby against Basel Committee’s proposed capital treatment of crypto-assets

Banks are lobbying the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to raise caps on unbacked crypto-assets, such as bitcoin, to 5% from 1% of bank Tier 1 capital, a clear indication of the industry’s interest in the sector. 

EBA endorses extension extra prudential measures on Dutch housing loan portfolios

Plans by the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) to extend macro-prudential measures on Dutch housing loan portfolios have been endorsed by the European Banking Authority (EBA). 

ESAs warn banks and supervisors to prepare for ‘bad times’

Deteriorating economic conditions, high energy prices and soaring inflation have increased financial sector vulnerabilities, said the joint Autumn risk report by the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) which advised firms and supervisors to plan for a challenging environment. 

Banking agencies said implementing remainder of Basel III is 'a priority'

US banking agencies have reaffirmed their commitment to finalising and applying the remaining outstanding parts of the Basel III standards saying it will strengthen the country’s banking system. 

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OFR highlights under-appreciated risks around interconnectedness

Risks relating to bank connectedness to non-banks, a regulatory focus on direct counterparty bank exposures and issues in uncleared derivatives markets could be hiding threats to the financial system, said the Office of Financial Research (OFR).

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European Parliament leans towards tough macro-prudential rules on bank climate exposures

Momentum is building behind European Parliament plans to impose tough capital adequacy requirements on banks backing new fossil fuels projects, say supporters, but resistance is becoming fiercer too. 

Barr outlines tougher Fed approach to supervising big banks

Banks in the US face potentially tougher rules or at least a more stringent interpretation of existing frameworks, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s new head of regulation.

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China's near-term economic outlook is troubling

The government’s pursuit of a zero Covid policy via strict lockdowns is hitting households and businesses hard, while a slow-burn crisis in the real estate sector is threatening to upend financial system stability. All trends that have big consequences for banks.

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China banks face soaring NPLs as economic woes intensify

Concerns grow over China’s banking system as Covid lockdown-induced economic slowdowns, bursting property bubbles and fraud plague the country’s lenders.

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Banks still vulnerable to another Archegos-type crisis

Overly generous risk weightings on certain transactions, a lack of data and stress testing loopholes means that some global systemically important banks could get hit by another Archegos-type failure.