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Finma launches consultation on climate risk transparency for financial sector

December 18, 2020

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has launched a consultation over increasing transparency around the threats associated with climate change. 

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FSOC calls on agencies to monitor vulnerabilities across the financial sector

December 17, 2020

Financial Stability Oversight Council has recommended steps for regulators and market participants to address risks to financial stability.

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Fed acknowledges climate change threat to financial stability

December 14, 2020

US Federal Reserve has acknowledged the climate change risk, bringing it in line with other central banks and global bodies.

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GHOS calls time on post-crisis Basel reforms

December 9, 2020

Basel Committee oversight body marks end to post-global financial crisis banking reforms.

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US dollar Libor extended to 2023

December 3, 2020

US dollar London interbank offered rate (Libor) administrator will keep main tenors of benchmark going until June 2023. 

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ISDA publishes fallbacks amid fears over Libor transition

November 19, 2020

Some market participants are lagging in their preparations to transition to alternative interest rate benchmarks.

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Banks take stock of UK financial services bill

November 17, 2020

Leaving the EU poses problems and opportunities for banks under the UK’s new regulation framework.

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Biden victory ushers in tougher environment for US banks

November 16, 2020

Higher taxes and tighter regulation may beckon as new administration shifts emphasis towards climate change and healthcare.

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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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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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