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Proposed BIS Banking Regulations Would Drive Gold Prices Higher

•, by Washington**Q**s

Proposals from BIS, OCC and FDIC Would Reclassify Gold as a Tier 1 Asset

There are many, many, many, many reasons why gold prices should go higher, despite claims that gold is in a bubble … and despite the fact that gold prices may be manipulated.

A giant new reason may be heading our way …

Specifically, the central banks’ central bank – the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) – is considering reclassifying gold as risk-free assets as part of the Basel III framework.

As BIS notes in its progress report on Basel III implementation:

At national discretion, gold bullion held in own vaults or on an allocated basis to the extent backed by bullion liabilities can be treated as cash and therefore risk-weighted at 0%.

(See footnote 32 on page 26).

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