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Risk Weighting or Simple Leverage

For about a decade now, bank regulation had hinged on two basic concepts. One is risk weighting. The other is capital adequacy. Risk weighting implies thatĀ assets on a bank’s balance sheet should first be converted by a factor depending on the riskiness of the asset and only the resulting ‘risk weighted assets’ should be added up. 128 more words

New Rule on Occupational Exposure to Silica (US)

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

The basis for issuance of this proposal is a preliminary determination by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health that employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica face a significant risk to their health at the current permissible exposure limits and that promulgating these proposed standards will substantially reduce that risk. 111 more words

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New Clean Water Act Definition of "Waters of the US" (US)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released 26th March a proposed rule to clarify protection under the federal Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. 255 more words