José María Roldán, former chairman of the standards-implementation group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, said national regulators should be careful about subjecting banks to additional capital requirements. Roldan said tougher capital requirements could hamper economic growth. "I think we have to stop this upward bargaining on the level of capital," he said. "There is a limit of how high capital requirements can go, and there are economic consequences on having a capital ratio that is far higher."

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