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October 14, 2021

Global | Implementing the principle of "same activity, same risk, same regulation"

The principle of “same activity, same risk, same regulation” is key to achieve a level playing field for all providers of financial services. This Economic Watch analyses this principle, with a focus on the “same risk” element, and explores proposals on how to put it into practice.

September 24, 2021

China | Will the fall of Evergrande lead to a systematic breakdown?

We display the recent Evergrande crisis, discuss the possibility of default and the possible reactions by the authorities. We also conclude it will not lead to a systematic risk to the whole economy.

August 9, 2021

Europe | European banking: increasing the stress on an already stressed scenario

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 an adverse scenario over a three-year horizon.

December 10, 2020

Mexico | Evolution of pandemic will continue to pose challenges for the financial system

The financial system has shown strength in the face of the adverse shocks generated by the pandemic and has maintained high levels of capital and ample liquidity, however, there is still uncertainty about the magnitude of the effects that this may have on the credit portfolio of the more vulnerable sectors.

June 5, 2020

U.S. | Financial Stability Report: The Good, the bad and the ugly

It is hard to imagine that Hollywood could have produced a more dramatic script. There have been more than 1.8M confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States and 6.4M worldwide. Tragically, there have been almost 400K Covid-related deaths.

June 1, 2020

Global | From FinTech to BigTech: an evolving regulatory response

The digital transformation of financial services has opened up the market to new providers: FinTech start-ups and BigTechs. In this article, we explain how policymakers’ mindset should evolve towards a comprehensive response to ensure the financial sector remains safe, stable and open to competition.

March 7, 2019

Central Bank digital currencies: features, options, pros and cons

The emergence of cryptocurrencies is opening the way to Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). This paper highlights the pros and cons of issuing CBDCs under four different variants: from the more modest proposals to the most ambitious ones where there could be a serious disruption in financial intermediation.

January 21, 2019

Resilience of mortgage lending

If economic crises serve for anything it is for us all to learn from our mistakes. Now that the worst is behind us, we should have been thinking for some time now about how to fix what didn’t work and how to safeguard what did.