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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.

October 19, 2020

Global | Roadmaps for digital currencies

The BIS, the ECB and the BoJ have published guidelines on the development of potential digital currencies. Monetary authorities are wary of a foreign—or poorly regulated—digital currency suddenly dominating the domestic means of payment. A CBDC would be one of the possible solutions to confront such a threat.

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 2, 2020

Challenging the Tech Giants: Competition and Regulation

After a meteoric rise to top the list of the world's most valuable firms, the tech giants are coming under increasing pressure. Their great economic clout and the potential negative impact on competition and innovation mean they find themselves as the subject of political debate.

January 14, 2020

DiGiX 2019: Tracking Digital Evolution

DiGiX is a composite index that measures the degree of digitization in 99 countries around the world. It classifies information into three broad categories, supply conditions, demand conditions, and institutional environment.

December 2, 2019

Data and competition: Challenges for the digital sector in Europe

The European Commission is set to start the new year with a lot of work ahead of it, particularly in its battle to promote and level out the rules of the game in the digital sector.

November 22, 2019

Understanding Cloud Computing Market Dynamics in Europe

The rise of the New Digital Economy is altering the dynamics of economic growth. Using cloud computing services fosters productivity and innovation by providing flexibility and scalability. It is a shift from owning ICT assets to purchasing ICT services.

November 5, 2019

Central Bank Digital Currencies and Distributed Ledger Technology

The debate on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) was triggered by the emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin on the one hand, which may compete with traditional central bank money, and the trend towards the disappearance of cash in some countries on the other hand.