1. bookVolume 8 (2019): Issue 2 (May 2019)
Journal Details
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11 Mar 2014
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3 times per year
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Basel III LCR Requirement and Banks’ Deposit Funding: Empirical Evidence from Emerging Markets

Published Online: 22 May 2019
Volume & Issue: Volume 8 (2019) - Issue 2 (May 2019)
Page range: 101 - 128
Received: 03 Feb 2018
Accepted: 12 Jun 2018
Journal Details
First Published
11 Mar 2014
Publication timeframe
3 times per year

In December 2010, the Basel Committee on Baking Supervision introduced the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) standard for banking institutions in response to disturbances that rocked banks during the 2007/08 global financial crisis. The rule is aimed at enhancing banks’ resilience to short term liquidity shocks as it requires banks to hold ample stock of high grade securities. This study attempts to evaluate the impact of the LCR specification on the funding structures of banks in emerging markets by answering the question “Did Basel III LCR requirement induced banks in emerging market economies to increase deposit funding more than they would otherwise do?” The study found that the LCR charge has been effective in persuading banks in emerging markets to garner more stable retail deposits. This response may engender banking sector stability if competition for retail deposits is properly regulated.


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