Updated: Sept. 10, 2012 (Initial publication: Sept. 3, 2012)

Breaking news

Before the rules called Basel III shall apply in Switzerland in 2015, the "Département Fédéral de Finance" (Swiss Federal Department of Finance) of the "Conseil Fédéral Suisse" (Swiss Federal Council) has developed a draft of an ordinance that was subject to public consultation on August 28, 2012. Another text will present later rules about systemic banks. The order will be applicable on the 1st January 2013. But banks, like any anticipator market agent, have not already internalized the rules of Basel III ? In addition, it seems that the criterion of systemic continues to be the size of the agent, but it is not so evident.

Updated: May 29, 2012 (Initial publication: May 20, 2012)

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The European Parliament, which according to the co decision procedure, must vote the text of directive, until the Council of European Ministers doing it, examined the draft of the Directive on Basel III standards on May 14, 2012. On prudential standards, he planned to leave the States free to adopt higher minimum requirements. In addition, it imposed that the bonus paid to the CEO didn't attain a higher price than their fixed compensation.

Updated: April 13, 2012 (Initial publication: April 13, 2012)

Releases : Neutrality in Systems of Economic Regulation

Translated Summaries

The translated summaries are done by the Editors and not by the Authors.


Prudential regulation applied to banks is caught swinging back and forth between two objectives.


La réglementation prudentielle appliquée aux banques oscille constamment d’un objectif à l’autre.