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Spanish banks 'face asset quality slump’ in 2021

November 5, 2020

Government support has mitigated credit risks but impact of Covid-19 second wave likely to ramp up pressure on lenders, says DBRS Morningstar.

Central bank digital currencies could transform banking

November 2, 2020

Commercial banks should keep an eye on the development of central bank digital currencies: they could have a profound impact on the financial system and on banking business models.

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Covid-19 solidifies private banking needs around tech and ESG

November 2, 2020

Alpian managing director Marion Owczarczak-Fogli on the pandemic’s impact on private banking relationships.

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Easing emerging market instability amid Covid-19

November 2, 2020

Equity interventions by governments, rather than large loans, could help prevent financial instability across Latin America.

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Asia’s banks brace for looming asset-quality storm

November 2, 2020

Central bank and government efforts to stave off the worst of Covid-19’s financial impact may just postpone the inevitable.

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The 2021 Summit of the Americas: photo op or turning point?

October 30, 2020

The US will host a meeting of western hemisphere leaders next year, offering an opportunity to lay out a new vision for the region.

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Workable ‘consolidated tape’ vital to EU capital markets union hopes

October 28, 2020

Establishing near real-time record of trade prices key to making pan-European project viable, says top European Commission official.

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Moody’s downgrades UK banks as pandemic bites

October 23, 2020

Negative impact on creditworthiness will increase in proportion to severity and duration of crisis, says rating agency.

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Shift to new rate benchmarks still challenging despite DOJ ruling

October 22, 2020

Finance industry faces tricky transition away from the tarnished interbank offered rates (Ibors) to alternative risk free rates.

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‘Failure to enact solutions’ holding back Capital Markets Union

October 20, 2020

EU authorities urged to focus on investor outcomes as part of review into stalled progress of pan-European capital markets project.

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