Rigorous Capital Requirements under Basel iii Possible Impact on Turkey’s Financial Sector

Taskinsoy, John (2013) Rigorous Capital Requirements under Basel iii Possible Impact on Turkey’s Financial Sector. In: WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings, Antalya, Turkey, January 14-16, 2013 .

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Abstract

Turkey has experienced the biggest financial and economic shock in 2001 resulting a massive overhauling of its entire banking system that eventually cost the government over $50 billion. The IMF was involved in the recovery process from the beginning providing Turkey nearly $24 billion of financial assistance between the fragile years of 1999 and 2002. After 19 Stand-By arrangements, the Turkish government recently announce that it had decided to put an end to its partnership with the IMF since 1947 and it also said that it would not commit to another arrangement after the last payment of the existing loan is made on April 2013. The resilient Turkish banking system capable of absorbing shocks during financial stress, thanks to the extraordinary work by the BRSA, a decade long political stability (one-party government since 2002) along with improved global investor confidence enabled Turkey becoming the 16th largest economy in the world with over $1 trillion in GDP. On the contrary of common arguments, a large number of Turkish government officials and the top banking executives believe that Basel III’s new rigorous capital requirements will have little or no impact on the Turkish banking sector which currently has a capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of little over 16%, thatis significantly higher than Basel III’s 10.5% in effect by January 2019.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, Basel III, liquidity management, financial crises, and Turkey, 2013
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works

H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 02:56
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 03:55
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/958

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