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April 5, 2022

Europe | How is the banking sector facing up to the war in Ukraine?

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.

March 21, 2022

Global | The US considers the challenges and potential of cryptoassets

With the aim of advancing the regulation and orderly development of the use of cryptoassets, President Biden has asked various federal agencies to study those markets in order to ensure comprehensive and coordinated action.

February 17, 2022

Europe | Eurozone monetary policy in response to COVID-19

We take a look at the monetary policy measures adopted by the ECB in response to COVID-19, evaluating their effects on financial markets during the pandemic, examining their quantitative impact on economic activity and analyzing the challenges the central bank faces.

January 24, 2022

Global | The old anomaly of inflation

In early 2022, we face a global economic scenario with an eye still on the pandemic, but with a return to macroeconomic management issues that seemed forgotten for decades—high inflation and the tapering of monetary stimulus.

January 10, 2022

Global | Digital outlook for 2022: an alphabet soup still in the making

NFTs, ETFs, AI, VR, Web3, CBDCs, BEPS, NGEU... 2022 brings an alphabet soup for a slew of digital aims and strategies that come full of promise. Whether they take off or not will depend on moving forward steadily, with a focus on asking the right questions at each step.

November 15, 2021

Spain | Financial stability — put to the test

A few days ago, Bank of Spain published its latest financial stability report. In these half-yearly reports, the supervisor assesses the main risks and vulnerabilities to the stability of the Spanish financial system.

October 4, 2021

Europe | Climate resilience: better from now on

The European Central Bank (ECB) recently published the detailed results of its climate stress test on both banks and non-financial companies in the euro area. The exercise was designed around three main pillars.

July 26, 2021

Spain | High inflation — key factors looking forward

At the end of 1H21, both headline and core inflation remained stable, although at opposite extremes. The former, very high at 2.7% yoy, and the latter relatively low, at 0.2% yoy. Short-term risks exist of a rise in core inflation.