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Banking Term: BASEL Capital Accord

Jan 14, 2015 18:00 IST

    The BASEL Capital Accord is a kind of Agreement, which is concluded among country representatives in 1988 to develop standardised risk-based capital requirements for banks across countries. The Accord was replaced with a new capital adequacy framework (BASEL II), published in June 2004. BASEL II is based on three mutually reinforcing pillars hat allow banks and supervisors to evaluate properly the various risks that banks face.

    Question

    The new Basel Capital Accord is likely to improve the competitive position of:

    A. Banks, which maintain a high risk-weighted capital asset ratio

    B. The British financial industry Small banks

    C. The British financial industry Small banks

    D. Universal banks Big banks with sophisticated risk management systems

    E. None of these

    Ans. A

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