Basel regulations: a danger for European banks

13 September 2017

The ongoing Basel IV discussions seek to impose additional capital requirement on banks, a move that would disproportionately affect those in Europe.

Whilst the EU is tightening its financial regulations by implementing Basel III, the US regulation is likely to be streamlined starting in 2018/19.

If Europe does not react, European banks will lose importance on a global scale and it will become more difficult for them to fund the European economy.

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