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On 6 January, the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision, the oversight body for the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision, endorsed a revised formulation of the new minimum liquidity standard.
On 14 December 2012, the Federal Reserve Board issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to apply enhanced prudential standards and an early remediation framework to foreign banking organizations (FBOs) with $50 billion or more in total global consolidated assets.
On 13 August 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission published in the Federal Register joint final rules and interpretive guidance further defining the terms ‘swap’, ‘security-based swap’, ‘mixed swap’, and ‘security-based swap agreement’.
The recent judgment of the Chancery Division of the English High Court in Assénagon Asset Management SA v Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (formerly Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited), issued on 27 July 2012, struck down an exit consent in a transaction governed by English law.
Yesterday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System approved three proposed rules that would revise the general risk-based capital rules to make them consistent with heightened international capital standards.