LUXEMBOURG Oct 11 A reform of global banking
rules should focus on lenders' internal models to assess risk
and should not include hard limits to the increases of capital
requirements that may be needed, the chair of euro zone finance
ministers said on Tuesday.
"The outcome of the process should be that we have good
quality standards for internal models and in the individual
cases of some banks it may lead to higher capital requirements,"
Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters before an
EU finance ministers' meeting in Luxembourg.
The meeting will also discuss the reform of global banking
rules carried out by the Basel committee, a regulator for 30
major world economies.
Asked whether there should be a hard limit to the increase
of capital requirements, he said: "My approach is different".
France is pushing for a 5-percent limit in any capital
requirements hike. "I haven't heard it. It does not make sense,"
(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Alastair