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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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July 9, 2018

The current expansion of the Spanish Economy

Since 2014, Spain has been growing at rates higher than those of most other European countries. During these years, Spain has recovered the competitiveness lost before the crisis. Inflation, unit labour costs and mark-ups have performed better than in the euro area as a whole, resulting in strong export growth. In 2017, exp…

January 15, 2018

Monetary policy and bank profitability

Monetary policy took centre stage in the recent international crisis – as a weapon against stagnation and deflation, as an instrument for re-establishing financial stability and, in the case of the euro zone, as a crucial tool for combating the financial fragmentation which at one stage threatened the very survival of the e…

June 16, 2008

Is the Chinese banking system benefiting from foreign investors?

We find empirical evidence that the Chinese banking system has benefited from the entry of foreign investors through higher profitability and increased efficiency of the banking system.