The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives. Therefore the European cooperative banks are the focus in this study. What are these banks’ key characteristics? And how are they performing in these turbulent times?
Economic Report Dutch version
In November 2010 government leaders endorsed the more stringent bank capital and liquidity requirements,as proposed by the Basel committee. Although the new requirements are to be phased in gradually and will be less tough than initially proposed, the impact of the Basel III accord will nonetheless be considerable.