31 Dec '15, 5am

Bank Indonesia tells banks to create counter-cyclical capital buffers - Channel News Asia

Bank Indonesia tells banks to create counter-cyclical capital buffers - Channel News Asia

JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank issued a new regulation requiring banks to increase their capital during economic boom periods to protect against possible future losses coming from excessive loan growth. In a statement issued on Thursday (Dec 31), Bank Indonesia said banks must have counter-cyclical capital buffers of as much as 0-2.5 per cent of risk-weighted assets, which is in addition to their capital adequacy ratio (CAR) requirements. (Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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