December 2022: Climate risks are real and need to become part of bank capital regulation

By Rens van Tilburg, Seraina Grünewald, Dirk Schoenmaker, and Arnoud Boo Climate risks are building up on banks’ balance sheets. Supervisory reviews show that banks are not well prepared. Yet, supervisors have been slow to include climate risks in minimum capital requirements. This column argues that doing so would speed up the transition to a[…]

December 2022: Monetary and macroprudential policy effectiveness and spillovers

By Luc Laeven, Angela Maddaloni and Caterina Mendicino  What are the trade-offs involved in the implementation of macroprudential and monetary measures? And how do monetary and macroprudential policies interact? Recent research conducted at the European Central Bank (ECB) tackles these questions both theoretically and empirically. Luc, Angela, and Caterina argue that monetary and macroprudential policies[…]

November 2022: Enhancing the Resilience of Non-Bank Financial Intermediation: Progress report

By Financial Stability Board The Financial Stability Board released a progress report that describes progress over the past year and planned work by the Board, as well as by standard-setting bodies (SSBs) and other international organisations, to enhance the resilience of non-bank financial intermediation (NBFI) under the FSB’s NBFI work programme. The report addresses factors[…]

December 2022: BIS Quarterly Review, December 2022

By BIS The BIS Quarterly Review examines developments in international banking and financial markets. Published in March, June, September and December, it comprises a review of market developments over the past quarter, and special features that analyse topical economic and financial issues. This quarters review show the Triennial Survey results which uncover shifts in trading activity in[…]

November 2022: Choosing the effective macroprudential policy for financial stability

By Nicholas Apergis, Ahmet F. Aysan, and Yassine Bakkar To avoid excessively high interest rates, with their impact on financial stability, some central banks desire to use more macroprudential policies in their policy formulations. Nicholas Apergis, Ahmet F. Aysan, and Yassine Bakkar analyse lender-targeted macroprudential policy instruments and borrower-targeted ones and describe their effects during economic upturns[…]

September 2022: Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020: Bank Regulation and Supervision a Decade after the Global Financial Crisis

By The World Bank Over a decade has passed since the onset of the largest global economic crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis revealed major shortcomings in market discipline, regulation, and supervision. The Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 provides new data and evidence on the regulatory remedies adopted to prevent future financial instability and[…]