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The Policy Advocacy Committee, composed of banking and finance experts, identifies critical issues for discussion, formulates policy positions and disseminates its results to national and international governments and organizations to contribute to policy making and regulatory implementation.

The Committee has done considerable work in several areas such as

  • Local currency bond market development;
  • The development of domestic credit rating agencies;
  • The Basel II and Basel III Framework;
  • Promoting regional convergence toward IFRS;
  • Insolvency law and informal workouts;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Credit reporting systems; and
  • Disaster preparedness.
2017 Position Papers in Progress

2017 Position Papers in Progress

Mumbai - Ms. Prudence Lin, Chairman of the Policy Advocacy Committee led the discussion of the 2017 Work Program of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee...

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ABA Position Paper on Microfinance

ABA Position Paper on Microfinance

More Inclusive Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Financing for Banking Growth and Business Sustainability...

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ABA Position Paper on the Transformational Change

ABA Position Paper on the Transformational Change

Current practices of hatton national bank in achieving transformational change through business process re-engineering initiatives...

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ABA Position Paper on FATCA Compliance

ABA Position Paper on FATCA Compliance

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted by the US in March 2010 with a view to assisting the effort to improve US tax compliance.

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ABA Position Paper on Financial Inclusion through Remittances

ABA Position Paper on Financial Inclusion through Remittances

Empowering Migrant Workers and Greater Financial Inclusion through Remittances.

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ABA Position Paper on Improving Affordability for Inclusion

ABA Position Paper on Improving Affordability for Inclusion

The financial services landscape is rapidly changing globally in the light of major economic, social, technological development.

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ABA Position Paper on Asian Funds Passport Scheme

ABA Position Paper on Asian Funds Passport Scheme

The track record of the European cross-border fund product UCITS is impressive. Established over two decades ago and with over 5000 funds available for distribution in Asia...

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ABA Position Paper on Adherence to Basel II & Readiness for Basel III

ABA Position Paper on Adherence to Basel II & Readiness for Basel III

The sub-prime crisis sparked off in 2007 by the US investment bank Lehman Brothers and leading to the near collapse of many great nations’ financial systems...

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ABA Position Paper on Preparedness for Operational / Severe Event Risk

ABA Position Paper on Preparedness for Operational / Severe Event Risk

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) is keenly aware of severe event risk and its possible major consequences on the operations and reputation of banks.

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ABA Position Paper on Quality of Microfinance Products and Services

ABA Position Paper on Quality of Microfinance Products and Services

In the last decade, the microfinance industry globally has surpassed significant milestones, increasing access to financial services for the people at the bottom of the...

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ABA Position Paper on Basel III and Its Implications for Asian Banks

ABA Position Paper on Basel III and Its Implications for Asian Banks

The governing body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) made its announcement on the Basel III framework proposal on September 12, 2010.

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ABA Position Paper on Sovereign Debt Issues in Greece

ABA Position Paper on Sovereign Debt Issues in Greece

In July 1997, Thailand plunged into crisis when the country’s central bank could no longer support the local currency, given mounting worries about slow growth...

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ABA Position Paper on Emerging Opportunities in Microfinance

ABA Position Paper on Emerging Opportunities in Microfinance

In its position paper entitled “Promoting Innovative Policies to Encourage Expanded Microfinance Operations of Commercial Banks in the Asia-Pacific Region...”

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ABA Position Paper on Lessons of the Global Financial Crisis

ABA Position Paper on Lessons of the Global Financial Crisis

The U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis in July 2007 has developed into a full-blown global financial crisis. The true depth and breadth of the crisis was realized in...

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ABA Position Paper on Innovative Microfinance Operations

ABA Position Paper on Innovative Microfinance Operations

Recognizing the growing importance of financial inclusion given the current economic environment and its impact on developing economies, the Asian Bankers’ ...

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ABA Position Paper on Development of Credit Reporting Systems

ABA Position Paper on Development of Credit Reporting Systems

The Asian Bankers’ Association recognizes the important role played by credit bureaus in the financial system. Lenders use credit bureau information to help...

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ABA Position Paper on Implementation of Basel II & Pillar 3

ABA Position Paper on Implementation of Basel II & Pillar 3

The Asian Bankers’ Association believes that the implementation of Basel II presents an opportunity for banks to enhance their strengths and competitiveness...

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ABA Position Paper on Capacity to Implement Basel II

ABA Position Paper on Capacity to Implement Basel II

The Asian Bankers’ Association notes the increasing importance of enhancing credit and operational risk management in the region...

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ABA Position Paper on Effective Implementation of the Basel II

ABA Position Paper on Effective Implementation of the Basel II

The Asian Bankers’ Association notes the imminent implementation of the Basel II Framework in a number of jurisdictions, and expresses its appreciation to...

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ABA Position Paper on Supervising the New Basel Accord

ABA Position Paper on Supervising the New Basel Accord

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) reiterates its support for the Basel Committee’s efforts to strengthen banking systems through promotion of...

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ABA Position Paper on Building Capacity for the New Basel Accord

ABA Position Paper on Building Capacity for the New Basel Accord

The Asian Bankers’ Association (ABA) has underscored in previous position papers1 the importance of proper and effective implementation of the New Basel Accord...

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ABA Position Paper on Comments on the New Basel Capital Accord

ABA Position Paper on Comments on the New Basel Capital Accord

The Asian Bankers’ Association (ABA) supports the Basel Committee’s efforts in formulating a new capital accord that improves on various aspects of the 1988 accord...

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ABA Position Paper on Helping Authorities Implement Basel Accord

ABA Position Paper on Helping Authorities Implement Basel Accord

The Asian Bankers’ Association (ABA) wishes to express its concern regarding the urgent need to undertake necessary steps in preparing the region’s economies...

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ABA Position Paper on “A New Capital Adequacy Framework”

ABA Position Paper on “A New Capital Adequacy Framework”

The Asian Bankers’ Association (ABA) recognizes the need for a new capital adequacy framework to replace the 1988 Accord. Wide-ranging innovations in finance over...

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