Bank Capital


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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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The Swedish central bank has said that a modest transitional impact may be expected on bank capital because of a new accounting standard on regulatory capital ratios, IFRS 9, according to Reuters.
The financial crisis and its aftermath have shown that changes in bank capital may have pro-cyclical effects amplified by the Basel II risk-sensitive capital rules (Basel Committee on Banking Supervision consultative document 2009).
Keywords Bank capital regulation * Soft budget constraints * Credit crunch * Basel III
Bank capital is important both from a micro (bank-level) and a macroprudential perspective.
A recent body of literature has emphasized on the issue of the relationship between the business cycle and bank capital buffers.
Bank capital is often defined in tiers or categories.
An analysis of bank capital in the paper shows that banks adjusted their capital ratios according to the risks that they were taking and that they were well capitalised.
Country: USASector: Banking/Financial ServicesTarget: Bank Capital Corporation, Biltmore Bank of ArizonaBuyer: Grandpoint Capital IncType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
For issuing Sukuk as part of bank capital we have proposed different types of Sukuk," Halim added.
TheaS&D group continues to defend the possibility of differentiating between requirements for bank capital using the amount registered on the balance sheet.
The Reserve Bank's implementation of Basel II is focused on making bank capital requirements more sensitive to risk, and particularly risks specific to the New Zealand environment.
1) Research on this and other episodes has found that low bank capital is associated with sluggish lending.