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

Despite limited exposures, we are likely to see impairments in banks' loan portfolios, an increase in the operational risk resulting from sanctions and a fall in profitability of the most-exposed banks which, in some cases, could erode part of their capital.

Although the NPL ratio in the banking system declined as banks sped up the disposal of bad loans, asset risk remained high amid the repeated pandemic threats and the slow recovery. The risks associated with Evergrande’s fallout are manageable…

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

On July 30, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the results of the stress tests it regularly carries out on the major European Union banks. The top 50 banks (covering 70% of total EU banking assets) were analyzed for a baseline and a…

We describe the Risk-GVAR 1.0, a Global Vector Autoregressive (GVAR) macroeconometric model designed to lend support to the internal stress testing exercises that banks, complying with prudential regulations, perform periodically to assess the adequacy of their current levels of capital.

Investment is one of the key factors of an economy because it not only determines the current level of GDP but it is crucial to define the future growth rate because it is through investment that the capital stock of a country is increased

Investment in Mexico has been falling in recent years. This is a worrying trend. This component of aggregate demand is of fundamental importance since it determines the long-term productive capacity and, therefore, the potential growth rate of …

The last weekend of March saw the Spanish Government make the isolation measures in the country more restrictive, bringing a halt to all non-essential activity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities considered essential include …

This paper evaluates the macroeconomic effects of taxes on banking in a small open economy in a currency union for three tax alternatives: an additional tax on profits, on deposits, and on loans. We propose a DSGE model with a rich detail of ta…

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has released its 2018 list for the Global Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs). The total number of G-SIBs decreases to 29 (from 30). The three key changes versus the prior list are: i) one bank in (BPCE); ii) two outs (Nordea and RBS) and iii) two banks shift to a lower bucket (Bank of …

There are three main changes versus the previous list: RBC enters in the 1% bucket and Groupe BPCE exits the list. Bank of China and China Construction Bank rise from the 1% to the 1.5 % bucket. Citigroup falls from the 2.5% to the 2% bucket; BNP Paribas from the 2% to the 1.5% and Credit Suisse from the 1.5% to the 1%.