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May, Merkel, Macron

October 2, 2017
The last few days have been filled with important events for the future of Europe, with positive and negative news at the same time, and an outcome that will depend a lot on the negotiations in the coming months.

U.S. | Weekly podcast: natural interest rate and employment

September 30, 2017
Weekly economic update focusing on the major economic indicators to be released the week of October 2, 2017. Special topic: natural interest rate

U.S. | Interest Rates Chartbook. September 2017

September 30, 2017
The FOMC announced the start of the balance sheet normalization process to begin in October while maintained the Fed funds rate target range at 1%-1.25%

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 29 September 2017

September 29, 2017
Highlights: ECB published a guide on materiality assessment for counterparty risk models. ESMA issued RTS on derivatives trading obligation. EBA and US Agencies agreed on cooperation framework for resolution. EBA issued opinion on the design of new prudential framework for investment firms. Finally, US Agencies proposed simplified capital requirements for smaller banks.

Mexico | Banxico will stick to the monetary pause

September 28, 2017
We expect Banxico to hold the reference rate at 7.0%

Central bank-issued digital currencies: a challenge to the financial system

September 25, 2017
Digital currencies, and more specifically, the so-called cryptocurrencies (currencies issued and administered by decentralised networks using cryptographic protocols), such as Bitcoin, first emerged almost a decade ago.

Young people in emerging countries – are ICTs as necessary as food and drink?

September 25, 2017
To paraphrase Francisco de Quevedo, we are people who are glued to our mobiles, and these phones have to be exceptional, with an infinite Internet connection. This image, which can be applied to all information and communications technology (ICT), is especially evident among the young.

U.S. | Weekly podcast: balance sheet normalization, income and spending

September 23, 2017
Weekly economic update focusing on the major economic indicators to be released the week of September 25, 2017. Special topic: balance sheet normalization

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 22 September 2017

September 22, 2017
Highlights: The EC issued a proposal to amend the ESAs. The EBA issued a consultation on significant risk transfer in NPL securitisation. ESAs published report with main risks for financial system. ISDA issued a document with recommendations for CPP recovery and resolution. Finally, the BCBS published a FAQ regarding the definition of capital.

FOMC Meeting September 19th-20th

September 21, 2017
FOMC strategy afloat: stable outlook, balance sheet normalization, and realigned expectations