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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. 

Banks anxious over incoming Biden administration

November 30, 2020

A Democratic administration has big implications for banks as corporate taxes could rise and supervision could become more demanding.

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Higher capital buffers give banks more flexibility to recover collateral

November 23, 2020

Banks entered Covid-19 crisis better capitalised than during the global financial crisis which should help them handle a surge in NPLs.


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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ECB ponders ‘bad bank’ for souring eurozone loans

November 12, 2020

Central bank and EU authorities have been in talks to set up a ‘bad bank’ to absorb expected surge in NPLs from Covid-19.

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UK financial sector blueprint centres on fintech and green bonds

November 11, 2020

Post-Brexit plans for financial sector focus on tackling climate change and promoting fintech.

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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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.


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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