Today the Wall Street Journal reported on an alleged loophole in EU bank capital rules. The loophole pertains to deferred tax assets (DTAs), a regulatory area where tax rules and accounting rules meet. Apparently some countries exploit a DTA loophole: Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece. Uh oh, these countries, the usual suspects. There is something really wrong here.… Read More The Italian DTAs
Apparently EBA chose a relatively friendly route here, as it offers banks to report NPL and forbearance via FINREP, a reporting tool that is close to financial reporting. Bank also will have to report via COREP, and COREP determines the solvency calculations of banks directly. Here is EBA’s justification for not tampering with the solvency… Read More Brief comment on my post: EBA publishes standards on NPL, etc
Just returning from a talk by Sir David Tweedie. Funny as always and sharp, he discussed a short history on accounting standard setting. He spared few parties, with France taking most of his flak. Perhaps Sir David has a point. Accounting standard setting would be different if France was not involved. But why blame France?… Read More What actually is Basel’s contribution to the new IASB impairment model?