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Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Basel Framework Overview

February 22, 2022

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has authority to set standards for the prudential regulation and supervision of international banks. Recent actions of the BCBS focus on the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks. Review the BCBS regulatory framework and prudential standards for the regulation of internationally active banks.


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