Emerging Issues in Banking Regulation

Author/Editor:

Sunil Sharma ; Ralph Chami ; Mohsin S. Khan

Publication Date:

May 1, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper provides an overview of the profound and rapid changes in banking brought about by technology and deregulation, and discusses the hurdles that will have to be negotiated for putting in place the three pillars-capital adequacy rules, supervision, and market discipline-of the bank regulatory framework envisioned by the New Basel Accord (Basel II). It argues that, especially for developing countries, finding the right balance between regulation, supervision, and market discipline is likely to be difficult. Considerable technical expertise as well as political discipline-which can be viewed as a fourth pillar-will be required to implement Basel II.

Series:

Working Paper No. 03/101

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852530/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1012003

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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