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November 30, 2020

Global | Sovereign risk in quarantine

Public debt levels have skyrocketed globally due to the increase in fiscal expenditure needed for public measures to fight the economic damage caused by the pandemic, and by the effects of the slump in economic activity.

November 30, 2020

China banking monitor

Asset quality deteriorated as a slowing economy continues to weigh on lenders. Banks' profits are suffering pressure on narrowing net interest margin, lower pricing capability, and rising provisions. Although the interconnectedness between banking and the shadow banking system has increased, the room for upside is limited.

November 27, 2020

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 27 November 2020

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

November 24, 2020

Mexico Banking Outlook. Second half 2020

Credit to the private sector slowed down due to lower demand. The business and consumer portfolios contracted, while the housing portfolio reduced its dynamism. Financing to the public sector accelerated significantly.

November 20, 2020

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 20 November 2020

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

November 20, 2020

Global | Impact of COVID-19 on the banking sector

The crisis caused by COVID-19 is showing its first impacts on the banking sector. Our analysis assesses the impact on the sector of seven factors and its trends: monetary policy, digitalization, regulation, economic growth, new entrants, competitive landscape and government support.

November 18, 2020

US | Nonbank financial intermediation, financial sector stability, and policy implications

Nonbank financial intermediation represents a large share of the U.S. financial sector. In times of crisis, it has been supported by the primary banking regulator - the Federal Reserve. In the absence of changes in oversight, this could lead to increased moral hazard and financial instability over the long run.
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November 18, 2020

Country Risk Annual Report 2020

Agencies' sovereign ratings and sovereign spreads in the CDS markets have remained relatively stable over the past year despite the current pandemic crisis and the large fiscal and economic activity deterioration, mainly due to the unprecedented support from fiscal and monetary policies