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Capital Adequacy Requirements

These are the requirements implaced on banks for the minimum amount of capital they have to hold against the value of their assets to act as a buffer stock towards losses that could threaten the solvency of an individual bank and the systemic stability of an entire industry. Since 1988 the Basle Committee has set these and has called them BASLE, with additional follow-ups to improve these requirements called BASLE II and BASLE III.

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