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Studies On The Potential Impacts Of The New Basel Capital Accord


  • Katalin Mérõ

    (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

  • Balázs Zsámboki

    () (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

  • Edit Horváth

    (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

  • András Bethlendi

    (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

  • Anna Naszódi

    () (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

  • Anikó Szombati

    () (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

  • István Czajlik

    () (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)


In April 2003, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published the third consultative paper (CP3) of the new Basel Capital Accord relating to the prudential regulation of banks, which was followed in July 2003 by the EU Commission’s draft directive with the same contents, but slightly different detailed rules (Capital Adequacy Directive, CAD3). During the consultative process both organisations expect comments from the players affected by the new capital regulation, thus from the central banks of each country as well. The significance of the new capital regulation is underlined by the fact that the Basel recommendation will soon be followed by the European Union’s directive (presumably in 2004), the implementation of which will be one of the largest regulative challenges for Hungary. Accordingly, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank pays special attention to preparing the implementation of the Basel II/CAD3 capital accords, laying the groundwork for the adaptation and carrying out the necessary background analyses. Our main objective in the first phase of this rather complex and far-reaching project was – through participation in the legislative process – to analyse the issues important and relevant for the MNB, as well as to assess the potential consequences of implementation in Hungary. During such analyses we focused on the macro-prudential consequences. Accordingly, we carried out a detailed assessment of five topics.

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  • Katalin Mérõ & Balázs Zsámboki & Edit Horváth & András Bethlendi & Anna Naszódi & Anikó Szombati & István Czajlik, 2003. "Studies On The Potential Impacts Of The New Basel Capital Accord," MNB Occasional Papers 2003/27, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary).
  • Handle: RePEc:mnb:opaper:2003/27

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    1. Csizmazia, Roland Attila, 2014. "The Development of the Hungarian Banking Sector Prior to Basel II," MPRA Paper 54343, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Basel Capital Accord; Pro-cyclicality; Credit risk; Market Risk; Regulation; Corporate governance.;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance


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