News archive - 2004

30 December 2004 Highlights translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - December 2004.
23 December 2004: The Research Hub has been expanded with publication series from the central banks of Denmark, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel and Spain.
20 December 2004 Basel Committee: Update to the Quantitative Impact Study: national impact studies
17 December 2004 CPSS publication: Payment systems in Sri Lanka
17 December 2004 Basel Committee: Announcement / Call for Papers: "Concentration Risk in Credit Portfolios" - A Workshop on Applied Banking Research
17 December 2004 Working Papers: Stress-testing financial systems: an overview of current methodologies
16 December 2004 Press release: BIS to administer EMEAP's investments in ABF2.
15 December 2004 Overview translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - December 2004.
15 December 2004 Basel Committee press release: Capital treatment of certain items under IFRS.
6 December 2004 Press release: Triennial and semiannual central bank surveys on positions in the OTC derivatives market in June 2004 - Preliminary global results
6 December 2004 Publication and press release:
BIS Quarterly Review December 2004 - International banking and financial market developments
In this issue: 1) Assessing new perspectives on country risk,   2) Why has FX trading surged?,   3) The syndicated loan market,   4) The nature of credit risk in project finance
1 December 2004 Working Papers:
Did investors regard real estate as "safe" during the "Japanese Bubble" in the 1980s?
30 Novemebr 2004 New release: Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-WB Statistics on External Debt.
24 November 2004 CPSS publication and press release: Recommendations for Central Counterparties
23 November 2004 BIS Speech:
William White: Making macroprudential concerns operational
22 November 2004 Italian translation of Basel II.
15 November 2004 Working Papers: CDO rating methodology: Some thoughts on model risk and its implications
11 November 2004 BIS Speech:
Malcolm Knight: The vulnerability of emerging markets to shocks: what has changed since the mid-1990s?
8 November 2004 Press release: BIS appoints Peter Dittus as Secretary General
8 November 2004 Press release: Nout Wellink to continue as Chairman of the Board and President of the BIS
3 November 2004 New central bank links:
Libya, San Marino.
21 October 2004 Publication and press release: Credit risk transfer - consultative report by the Joint Forum
21 October 2004 BIS Speeches:
Malcolm Knight: Markets and institutions: Managing the evolving financial risk
Malcolm Knight: Regulation and supervision in insurance and banking: Greater convergence, shared challenges
21 October 2004 Publication and press release: The BIS consolidated banking statistics - second quarter 2004.
19 October 2004 CPSS publication: Statistics on payment and settlement systems in selected countries - Figures for 2003
19 October 2004 Complete translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - September 2004.
15 October 2004 Basel Committee publications are now listed by topic as well as chronologically.
8 October 2004 FSI Award 2004 Winning Paper: A Review of Credit Registers and their Use for Basel II
6 October 2004 Basel Committee press release: Consolidated KYC paper
4 October 2004 Press release: Communiqué of the Ministers and Governors of the Group of Ten
30 September 2004 Translations of the Highlights of the BIS Quarterly Review - September 2004.
28 September 2004 Publication and press release: Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity in April 2004 - Preliminary global results
27 September 2004 BIS Speeches:
Malcolm Knight: Banking and insurance regulation and supervision: Greater convergence, common challenges
27 September 2004 Working Papers: Recent fiscal policy in selected industrial countries
23 September 2004 Press release: Global banking supervisors pledge deeper cooperation
21 September 2004 BIS Speeches:
William R White: Economic and financial statistics: a glass half full or half empty?
21 September 2004 Spanish translation of Basel II.
20 September 2004 Overview translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - September 2004.
17 September 2004 Working Papers: The monetisation of Japan's government debt
10 September 2004 FSF press release: Financial Stability Forum held its Twelfth Meeting
6 September 2004 Publication and press release:
BIS Quarterly Review September 2004 - International banking and financial market developments
In this issue: 1) Basel II - towards a new common language,   2) Diversifying with Asian local currency bonds,   3) A shift in London's eurodollar market,   4) Macroeconomic announcements and implied volatilities in swaption markets
31 August 2004 New release: Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-WB Statistics on External Debt.
18 August 2004 Working Papers: An empirical comparison of credit spreads between the bond market and the credit default swap market
13 August 2004 Working Papers: The term structure of credit spreads in project finance
13 August 2004 Translation: Prassi corrette per la gestione e il controllo del rischio operativo
2 August 2004 BCBS publication and press release: Outsourcing in Financial Services.
30 July 2004 FSI Occasional Papers: Implementation of the new capital adequacy framework in non-Basel Committee member countries
29 July 2004 Working Papers: Deposit Insurance and Bank Intermediation in the Long Run
29 July 2004 Publication and press release: The BIS consolidated banking statistics - first quarter 2004.
29 July 2004 Basel Committee publication: Implementation of Basel II: Practical Considerations
26 July 2004 Press release: International Journal of Central Banking.
22 July 2004 Working papers:
Monetary policy and asset price bubbles: calibrating the monetary policy trade-offs
Securing sustainable price stability: should credit come back from the wilderness?
Market distress and vanishing liquidity: Anatomy and policy options
21 July 2004 Complete translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - June 2004.
20 July 2004 Basel Committee press release: Capital treatment of certain items under IFRS.
14 July 2004 Basel Committee publication:
Principles for the management and supervision of interest rate risk
2 July 2004 Working papers:
Monetary and real shocks, the business cycle and the value of the euro
29 June 2004 Overview translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - June 2004.
29 June 2004 Press release: FSI Connect: a new online resource for banking supervisors.
28 June 2004 BIS 74th Annual Report 2003/2004
28 June 2004 BIS Annual General Meeting
26 June 2004 Basel Committee publication and press release:
International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards: a Revised Framework
26 June 2004 Central Bank Research Hub: recent economic research published by central banks.
23 June 2004 Publication announcement: The ECB and Banque de France have released a report: "Market dynamics associated with ratings: A literature review" . Read on BdF or ECB websites.
21 June 2004 BIS conference: Understanding low inflation and deflation, Brunnen, Switzerland, 18-19 June 2004.
18 June 2004 Basel Committee newsletter: Update on joint Basel Committee and IOSCO work on the prudential treatment of some trading book items.
15 June 2004 Working papers:
Macroeconomic implications of rising household debt
14 June 2004 Publication and press release:
BIS Quarterly Review June 2004 - International banking and financial market developments
In this issue: 1) The price impact of rating announcements: evidence from the credit default swap market,   2) Asian local currency bond markets,   3) The markets for non-deliverable forwards in Asian currencies    
8 June 2004 Basel Committee press release: Regulatory capital in light of forthcoming changes in accounting standards
31 May 2004 FSF press release: Financial Stability Forum concludes third Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting
28 May 2004 New release: Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-WB Statistics on External Debt.
24 May 2004 Basel Committee publication and press release:
Financial Disclosure in the Banking, Insurance and Securities Sectors: Issues and Analysis.
14 May 2004 Publication and press release:
The Global OTC Derivatives Market at end-December 2003.
11 May 2004 Basel Committee press release: Consensus achieved on Basel II proposals
11 May 2004 Basel Committee announces workshop: "Accounting, Transparency and Bank Stability"
29 April 2004 Basel Committee Working paper:
Bank Failures in Mature Economies
28 April 2004 BIS consolidated banking statistics for the fourth quarter of 2003
19 April 2004 Complete translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - March 2004.
2 April 2004 New CPSS publication: Survey of developments in electronic money and internet and mobile payments
31 March 2004 Working papers:
Back to the future? Assessing the deflation record
31 March 2004 BIS Speeches:
Gunter D Baer: Asian financial cooperation as seen from Europe.
30 March 2004 FSF press release: Financial Stability Forum holds its eleventh meeting
30 March 2004 New CGFS publication: Foreign direct investment in the financial sector of emerging market economies
30 March 2004 Press release: Financial sector foreign direct investment key to bringing emerging economies into global financial system
29 March 2004 Highlights translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - March 2004.
19 March 2004 BIS Speeches:
Malcolm D Knight: Responding to external shocks: what has changed since the crisis in the mid-1990s?
19 March 2004 Working papers:
Bank ties and bond market access: evidence on investment-cash flow sensitivity in Japan
18 March 2004 BIS Speeches:
Malcolm D Knight: The financial system and the global recovery: what lies ahead?
17 March 2004 Overview translations of the BIS Quarterly Review - March 2004.
17 March 2004 Updated CPSS publication: Statistics on payment and settlement systems in selected countries - Figures for 2002.
9 March 2004 New press release: Central banks and technology industry join to combat banknote counterfeiting
9 March 2004 Working papers:
Bank lending and commercial property cycles: some cross-country evidence
8 March 2004 New CPSS publication: Recommendations for Central Counterparties
8 March 2004 New press release: Central banks and securities regulators propose recommendations for central counterparties
8 March 2004 Publication and press release:
BIS Quarterly Review March 2004 - International banking and financial market developments
In this issue: 1) Household debt and the macroeconomy,   2) What drives housing price dynamics: cross-country evidence,   3) Twin peaks in equity and housing prices?; 4) The Danish mortgage market    
1 March 2004 Working papers:
Monetary policy rules in emerging market economies: issues and evidence
The 2001 US recession: what did recession prediction models tell us?
27 February 2004 New publication:
Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank statistics on external debt
10 February 2004 FSI - Occasional Papers by Messrs Fung, George, Hohl and Ma:
Public asset management companies in East Asia
4 February 2004 Working papers:
Whither monetary and financial stability? the implications of evolving policy regimes
Consumer credit scoring: do situational circumstances matter?
Are changes in financial structure extending safety nets?
3 February 2004 BIS Speeches:
Malcolm D Knight: The role of the Bank for International Settlements in promoting financial stability
3 February 2004 New central bank links:
Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Central African States, Ethiopia, Guyana, Macau, Madagascar, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tajikistan.
30 January 2004 BCBS technical papers:
Principles for the home-host recognition of AMA operational risk capital
Changes to the securitisation framework
Modifications to the capital treatment for expected and unexpected credit losses
30 January 2004 BIS consolidated banking statistics for the third quarter of 2003
27 January 2004 Complete translations of the BIS Quarterly Review December 2003 - International banking and financial market developments
21 January 2004 New central bank links:
Cuba and Iran
15 January 2004 Press release:
Continued progress toward Basel II