Michel Barnier, internal-market commissioner for the EU, said countries, particularly the U.S., need to implement the proposed Basel III rules in a way that creates a "level playing field." If the U.S. does not adopt the global capital requirements, banks across the EU could be at a disadvantage, Barnier said. "I will raise this question during my visit to the U.S. at the end of this month," Barnier told the European Parliament.

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