Gunfight at the Basel II Corral

Whalen, Christopher
January 2004
International Economy;Jan2004, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p72
Academic Journal
Reports on disagreements among bank regulators over a Second Basel Accord to amend international rules on bank capital. Doubts about the advisability of U.S. Federal Reserve Board's proposal of letting the biggest banks set their own capital levels; Community banks' concerns about their loss of competitive advantage; Congressman Michael Oxley's opinion regarding the controversy.


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