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July 19, 2019

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 19 July 2019

Weekly update with most relevant news on financial regulation

June 24, 2019

Italy, once again

The Italian economy has returned to the spotlight in recent weeks due to the risks that its fiscal policy may entail, and as a result of the noise generated by the proposals of something that may resemble a parallel currency.

June 3, 2019

Portugal: orthodoxy, certainty and reward

A couple of years ago, the risk premium paid by the Portuguese 10-year government bond against its German counterpart was hovering between 350 and 400 basis points (bp). Meanwhile, the Spanish 10-year bond was paying between 100 and 125 bp.

May 10, 2019

Financial Regulation: Weekly update. 10 May 2019

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.

February 18, 2019

How much will Europe's economy slow down?

The strong downward revision of economic forecasts published by the European Commission last week had a substantial impact on the financial markets, leading to questions about whether the evident slowdown that we are currently experiencing could be more serious than previously thought and culminate in some kind of recession.

December 17, 2018

Central banks and sustainable finance: From exoticism to stoicism

Ten years after the outbreak of the global crisis that led, among other things, to an unprecedented change in the international supervisory architecture and a regulatory tsunami, do you think anyone anticipated in 2008 that central banks and financial supervisors would be called upon to play a key role with regard to the ri…

November 16, 2018

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 16 November 2018

Highlights: EC issues communication on the Brexit agreement, and on contingency measures for a no-deal scenario. SRB issues work programme and expectations for Brexit. FSB issues 2018 G-SIB list, reports on resolution and benchmarks, the Cyber Lexicon, and consults on CCP resolution. CESFI starts the process to become the S…

August 2, 2018

Integrating sustainability into the financial system

“It’s a common defect of men to overlook the storm during the calm.” N. Machiavelli.