Update – The authorisation for state aid has been published in the Official Journal.
The private sector working group on euro risk-free rates has published a report containing recommendations, from a risk management perspective, on the transition to new risk-free rates. The analysis conducted in the report consists of: (i) general risk management considerations; (ii) risk management implications of transitioning from EONIA to the euro short-term rate (€STR); (iii) risk management implications of €STR-based fallback rates for EURIBOR; and (iv) additional risk management considerations for the asset management and insurance sectors.
The Single Resolution Board (SRB) and Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) have agreed to cooperate on resolution planning for banks, through an exchange of letters. The letters were signed on 11 October 2019 in Tokyo at the EU-Japan Joint Financial Regulatory Forum, hosted by the FSA and co-organised with the European Commission.
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) today published the Fourth Progress Report – Countdown to 2021 on the implementation of the Second Phase of the G20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI-2). The report will be submitted to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors ahead of their meetings in Washington D.C. in mid-October.
The summary of the hearing is now available.
A summary of the hearing is now available.
Speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the Academy of Athens
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today two reports, which monitor the impact of implementing the final Basel III reforms and the current implementation of liquidity measures in the EU. The EBA Basel III capital monitoring report is the latest in a regular exercise using the methodology of the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision and is not comparable to the broader Call for Advice report published in July 2019. The present report includes an assessment of the impact of the full implementation (to 2027) of the Basel III package on EU banks based on data as of 30 June 2018. The report on liquidity measures evaluates the liquidity coverage requirements currently in place in the EU. Overall, the EBA estimates that the Basel III reforms, once fully implemented, would determine an average increase by 19.3% of EU banks’ Tier 1 minimum required capital. The liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), which was fully implemented in January 2018, stood at around 149% on average in June 2018, well above the minimum threshold of 100%.
At its meeting on 26 September 2019, the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) discussed the rising threat of protectionism and the geopolitical uncertainties that have led to a further deterioration in the outlook for growth. In this context, markets are expecting that the interest rates remain low for a prolonged period of time. As a result, financial market repricing, the balance sheet vulnerabilities of European Union (EU) financial institutions and unsustainable indebtedness remain the main risks to financial stability in the EU. The weaker economic outlook could further increase the vulnerabilities of EU financial institutions and pose a challenge to debt sustainability in the public and private sectors.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published its 2020 Work Programme (WP), setting out its priorities and areas of focus for the next 12 months in support of its mission to enhance investor protection and promote stable and orderly financial markets.