Germany sees small delay in Basel III banking rules-FinMin spokeswoman

BERLIN Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:59am EST

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BERLIN Nov 26 (Reuters) - Basel III banking rules could be hit by small short-term delays but a timely introduction in Europe is possible, a spokeswoman of the German Finance Ministry said on Monday.

"It is more a case of short-term problems rather than anything serious," she said. Asked if the Europeans would implement them on time, she said: "We see this as possible.' (Reporting by Gareth Jones; writing by Alexandra Hudson)