Basel III: Cool heads needed to ease trade finance fears

Trade finance banks are asking for equitable treatment as regulators seek to rein in riskier lending activities.

Basel III: Cool heads needed to ease trade finance fears

A hardening of positions between the proponents and critics of the updated Basel Accords, commonly known as Basel III, could be highly damaging to trade finance and the global economy. Rather, a more rational approach is needed, says Tan Kah Chye, transaction banking global head of corporate cash and trade at Standard Chartered. “This is not the time to dig in on positions we need dialogue,” he said.”We need to cut emotions aside and focus on the issues and...

To continue reading, please login or register for free

Click for more on: basel iii | tan kah chye | standard chartered

Print Edition

FinanceAsia Print Edition

CONFERENCES