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Weekly update with most relevant news on financial regulation:
Weekly update with most relevant news on financial regulation:
Highlights: BCBS issues Basel III implementation progress report. EU Commission publishes recommendations for the EU’s next strategic agenda of 2019-2024 and a list of priorities for the next BRRD review under the new EU Commission. EMMI applies for authorization from FSMA on hybrid euribor methodology.
Last March, in its monetary policy meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to delay the expected interest rate rise, having announced that reference rates will remain at current levels at least through the end of this year – instead of until summer 2019 — as had been previously announced.
Highlights: NGFS issues first comprehensive report on climate change. EU Parliament approves legislative package for financial entities. BoE amends financial services legislation in the context of Brexit. PRA and FCA publish business plans for 2019/20. US Agencies consult on resolution planning and supplementing leverage ra…

April 22, 2019

European resilience

For many months now, there have been doubts surrounding both the global and, in particular, the European economy, given the emergence of a potential trend towards lower growth. As with all cycle changes, uncertainty is high and medium-term forecasting is difficult.
GDP forecasts revised down to 1.0% in 2019 and 1.3% in 2020 driven by global headwinds and a delay in the recovery. The strength of domestic factors along with accommodative monetary policy should continue to underpin consumption and investment, while fiscal policy is slightly more expansive. The most imminent risks remain…
Highlights: BCBS issues guidelines for the mapping process under SA. EU Council extends Art.50 process. Council of the EU adopts NPL reform. ECB presents 2018 SREP results. ESAs publish annual report. PRA consults on changes to the Branch Return Form. FRB consults on changes to the regulatory framework for foreign banks.