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Bank Capital

Money that one has invested. Free flow of capital into investments is thought to be a major component of economic growth. Generally, businesses can only expand when they are able to raise capital from investors or borrow it from a bank or through a bond issue. See also: Capitalization, Capitalism.
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We suggested that, in particular, it seemed odd to quote the CEO of NZBA, a group whose members have a big vested interest in the outcome of the Reserve Bank review of bank capital requirements, in a Federated Farmers press release that was primarily about farmer satisfaction with their banks.
The higher bank capital requirements were put in force during the financial crisis.
The accord came after 18 months of heated debate among the 28 EU governments on how to apply new global bank capital rules that overhauled financial regulations after the 2007-2009 global crisis.
The key question is whether higher bank capital, instead of triggering greater bank lending, dampens loan growth.
Keywords Bank capital regulation * Soft budget constraints * Credit crunch * Basel III
Section I reviews the rationale behind bank capital holdings and regulation.
171 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the so-called "Collins Amendment." The Fed says its lawyers interpret the Collins Amendment" to require the Federal Reserve to apply bank capital rules to insurance companies it supervises.
Foreign banks have typically turned to debt markets to raise Basel III bank capital. However, a cautious Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas introduced a ruling, known as Circular 786, that requires local investors to sign letters to confirm they understand the risks involved in buying Basel III-compliant debt.
All the studies have shown the importance of the cost of supervisory discipline, buffer as an insurance, size of the bank, asset risk and economic growth as the major determinants of bank capital buffer.
So bank capital requirements are in place to provide adequate incentives to bank managers to manage the banks risk well.
BANK capital regulations should be abolished, according to a new study.
17 December 2012 - US bank holding company Grandpoint Capital Inc said it had completed the takeover of Bank Capital Corporation, the parent company of The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, without disclosing financial details.