Basel Banking Norms – A Primer
46 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2014 Last revised: 2 Dec 2014
Date Written: November 7, 2014
This paper aims to first build a deeper understanding of the emergence of Basel banking norms (Basel I), and the transition to each of the subsequent regulations (Basel II and Basel III). The primary purpose of developing this understanding is to further analyze the extent of effectiveness of the Basel norms. To explore how such regulations impact an economy, we have specifically looked at five economies of the world (including India), which are geographically apart, in this context. The idea here is to study how, for instance, banking institutions have shaped up to these norms – and whether the effects were favorable or adverse. We then conclude by conceptually looking at the future direction of regulations such as the Basel norms in the banking industry.
Keywords: Banking, Financial Services, Regulation, Basel Norms, Capital Adequacy, Liquidity
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