Proposed Banking Regulations Would Drive Gold Prices Higher

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
By Paul Martin

by George Washington

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%.

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