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Riksbank: Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting held on 25 November 2020

Riksbank Executive Board

At the monetary policy meeting on 25 November, the Executive Board of the Riksbank decided to expand and extend the asset purchase programme from SEK 500 billion up to SEK 700 billion up until 31 December 2021

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Finanstilsynet: Risk Outlook – December 2020

Finanstilsynet

In the Risk Outlook, Finanstilsynet emphasises that banks and insurance companies must factor in the great uncertainty that still attends the future path of the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic impact.

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Jerome H. Powell: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Jerome Powell CARES Act Labor Market

Jerome H. Powell Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.

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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement November 05, 2020

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals.

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Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor: Monetary Policy Decision AUD

RBA RESERVE BANK

At its meeting today, the Board decided on a package of further measures to support job creation and the recovery of the Australian economy from the pandemic.

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Wirecard can resume regulated activity

FCA derivative cryptoasset

On 29 June 2020, the FCA provided written consent to allow Wirecard to resume issuing e-money and providing payment services. The restriction on activities will lift at 00.01 on 30 June 2020.

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MAS Launches S$1.75 Million FinTech Innovation Challenge for a Covid-Resilient and Greener Financial Sector

MAS digital banks risk management

Singapore, 8 June 2020… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today the launch of a S$1.75 million MAS Global FinTech Innovation Challenge. The competition will seek innovative solutions that can help financial institutions respond to two critical global challenges: COVID-19 and climate change.

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The HKMA and the banking industry launch the Banking Talent Programme

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the banking industry jointly launched the Banking Talent Programme (the Programme) today (4 June 2020) to nurture young talents for the industry, and provide participants with an opportunity to better prepare for future careers in the banking sector.

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SEC Awards Record Payout of Nearly $50 Million to Whistleblower

Securities_and_Exchange_Commission

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a nearly $50 million whistleblower award to an individual who provided detailed, firsthand observations of misconduct by a company, which resulted in a successful enforcement action that returned a significant amount of money to harmed investors.

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Bank of Russia proposes new approaches to market-making regulation

central bank of russia

The innovations proposed by the Bank of Russia are aiming to mitigate the risks of market manipulations that may be committed under the guise of maintaining exchange trading parameters. The relevant draft ordinance is available on the Bank of Russia’s website.

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