BASLE COMMITTEE Definition

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BASLE COMMITTEE was set up by the Bank for International Settlements and is based in Basle. The Committee drew up international capital adequacy standards for banks and was once known as the Cooke Committee, after a former chairman.

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DISCOUNT RATE, generally, it is a rate of return (cost of capital) used to convert a monetary sum, payable or receivable in the future, into present value.  In finance, it is the interest rate that the Federal Reserve of the U.S. Government charges a U.S. bank to borrow funds when a bank is temporarily short of funds. Collateral is necessary to borrow, and such borrowing is quite limited because the Fed views it as a privilege to be used to meet short-term liquidity needs, and not a device to increase earnings.

OPERATING LEASE is a short-term, cancelable lease.

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