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January 22, 2018

2018: a key year for progress toward banking union

Europe closed 2017 with a discussion at the Euro Summit on the future of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and banking union. There was wide consensus among European leaders regarding the need to complete banking union, in order that it might realise its full potential as a cornerstone of a strong EMU and complement the Cap…

July 14, 2017

Financial Regulation Outlook. Third Quarter 2017

Reflection on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union. Reviewing the G-SIBs framework. Improving the supervisory regime. Assessment of the regulatory framework. CMU mid-term revision. US Treasury report. Fostering financial innovation and Resolution: At the moment of truth.

March 18, 2016

Eurozone | Increasing uncertainty weighs on growth

The euro zone continues to grow at a modest pace, thanks to the resilience of domestic demand. The strength of private consumption was joined by a certain recovery in investment at the end of 2015, despite the worsening of confidence and the moderation of global demand. And with inflation back in negative figures, the ECB t…

October 29, 2013

Economic Watch: What are the determinants of loan interest rates in EMU countries?

The estimates carried out reveal the heterogeneous transmission of monetary policy in the European Monetary Union (EMU) via the analysis of the determinants of retail credit interest rates. All the countries form their prices based on the official rates, the short and long-term ends of the interest-rate curve and the sovere…