LBMA Hopes European Banking Authority Will Exempt Bullion Banks from Basel III as U.K. Just Did

by Chris Powell

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Having just gotten from the Bank of England an exemption from the “Basel 3” protocol that threatened to make the “paper gold” business prohibitively expensive for bullion banks, the London Bullion Market Association announced yesterday that the European Banking Authority has agreed to consider reducing the burden that Basel 3’s “net stable funding ratio” imposes on bullion banks in the European Union.

The LBMA statement added that the organization is “exploring further lobbying efforts” with other jurisdictions about the Basel 3 burden.

The LBMA report, headlined “Net Stable Funding Ratio: Update,” said:

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