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Current highlights:

Progress report on Basel III implementation (update published in April 2012)
Basel III monitoring (QIS)
Basel III: A global regulatory framework for more resilient banks and banking systems - revised version June 2011
Basel III: International framework for liquidity risk measurement, standards and monitoring
Basel II

"Basel III" is a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of the banking sector. These measures aim to:

improve the banking sector's ability to absorb shocks arising from financial and economic stress, whatever the source
improve risk management and governance

strengthen banks' transparency and disclosures.

The reforms target:

bank-level, or microprudential, regulation, which will help raise the resilience of individual banking institutions to periods of stress.

macroprudential, system wide risks that can build up across the banking sector as well as the procyclical amplification of these risks over time.

These two approaches to supervision are complementary as greater resilience at the individual bank level reduces the risk of system wide shocks.

The Basel III framework is summarized in a table which provides an overview of the various measures taken by the Committee.

Basel III is part of the Committee's continuous effort to enhance the banking regulatory framework. It builds on the International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards document (Basel II).

Compilation of documents that form the global regulatory framework for capital and liquidity (Basel II, Basel 2.5 and Basel III)


Progress report on Basel III implementation (update published in April 2012)

April 2012
This updated Progress report on Basel III implementation provides a high-level view of Basel Committee members' progress in adopting Basel II, Basel 2.5 and Basel III, as of end March 2012. It focuses on the status of domestic rule-making processes to ensure that the Committee's capital standards are transformed into national law or regulation according to the internationally agreed timeframes. The Committee believes that disclosure will provide additional incentive for members to fully comply with the international agreements. This report updates the Committee's October 2011 progress report.

Full text (PDF, 16 pages, 65 kb):

Progress report table on the Basel II adoption (per country):

Progress report table on the Basel 2.5 adoption (per country):

Progress report table on the Basel III adoption (per country):

Domestic implementation documents (per country):