Basel III Exposure – Are Chinese Balance Sheets Protected?

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Basel III Exposure – Are Chinese Balance Sheets Protected?

Coming into the end of 2017, APAC (Asia-Pacific) banks accounted for 50% of Basel III securities issued worldwide. This sizeable share has accumulated as a result of the fast pace at which APAC banks have issued Basel III securities since 2014.To be more specific, recent research from Moody’s highlights that in 2017 around $70bn worth of securities were outstanding from APAC banks, compared to near $45bn for all other regions assessed combined together. To put the depth of the trend into perspective, in 2014 the figures were approximately $90Bn and $85Bn respectively.1