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Nowotny Says U.S. Banks Lobbying Massively Against Basel 3

September 29, 2011

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny said U.S. banks are lobbying “massively” against the implementation of the Basel 3 rules.

“From the European side we need to be clear that if that attitude spreads it would represent a massive backlash for a unified, open and liberalized capital market,” Nowotny said in Vienna today.

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