Spanish governor unimpressed by banks’ capital requirement shortcut

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The governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Linde, today revealed concerns over the impact of European banks' fast adoption of the Basel III capital requirements.

Speaking at a Paris summit on the future of banking, Linde said he "regretted to some extent" that the gradual implementation of the requirements by 2019 had been accelerated by some over-eager markets.

In Europe, he lamented, banks are already recording ratios of common equity Tier 1 (CET1) of 9%. The problem, he said, is that this has

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