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Moody's Analytics Structured Finance User Group Meeting Sydney

Hear from Moody's Analytics experts and peers for a one-day user group meeting to learn best practices from peer institutions, and the opportunities ahead.

May 15, 2019 WebPage
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HKMA Publishes CoP on Loss-Absorbing Capacity Requirements of Banks

HKMA issued, in relation to the Financial Institutions Resolution (Loss-Absorbing Capacity Requirements—Banking Sector) Rules (LAC Rules) a chapter of a code of practice (LAC CoP) under section 196 of the Financial Institutions Resolution Ordinance (FIRO).

March 20, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Global Outlook: Weaker Growth, Pervasive Downside Risks

Global economic growth has passed the peak and is transitioning to a slower pace after being on an upswing for more than two years.

March 2019 Pdf Steven Cochrane, Katrina Ell, Ruth Stroppiana
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HKMA Expects Banks to Manage Risks Related to Crypto-Asset Exposures

HKMA issued a statement announcing that it expects authorized institutions to take note of the BCBS statement on crypto-assets and its prudential expectations.

March 18, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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CFTC and MAS Announce Mutual Recognition of Derivatives Trading Venues

CFTC and MAS announced the mutual recognition of certain derivatives trading venues in the U.S. and Singapore.

March 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Trade Tensions Test China's Provincial Economies

Using the Moody's Analytics model of the global economy and the Moody's Analytics model of China's provincial economies, we assessed the potential fallout for China's provinces if trade negotiations between the U.S. and China break down and tensions reignite.

March 2019 Pdf Steven Cochrane, Katrina Ell
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Little Economic Impact From Subcontinent Conflict

The India-Pakistan conflict adds to the cumulative weight of geopolitical risk around the world.

March 2019 Pdf Steven Cochrane
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HKMA Statement on Transition Related to Interest Rate Benchmark Reform

HKMA is requesting authorized institutions to make preparations for the transition associated with the interest rate benchmark reform being pursued under the auspices of FSB.

March 05, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Aggregation and diversification of the IFRS 17 Risk Adjustment

IFRS 17 introduces the concept of a risk adjustment for non-financial risk. The IFRS 17 risk adjustment is an influential factor in how profit from insurance contracts is reported and emerges over time.

March 2019 WebPage Cassandra Hannibal
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HKMA Finalizes Form and Instructions for Capital Adequacy Ratio

HKMA has finalized the revised Capital Adequacy Ratio return (Form MA(BS)3) and the associated completion instructions for banks.

March 01, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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APRA Announces Its Policy Priorities for 2019

APRA announced the annual policy priorities for 2019, outlining the areas of intended policy focus in the banking, insurance, and superannuation sectors.

February 28, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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ASEAN Outlook: Slower Momentum

We examine the prospects for major Southeast Asian economies, followed by an analysis of the economic ties to China and the specific risks they imply as China's pace of growth slows. We also cover monetary policy and its links to interest rates and equity markets, concluding with a review of political risks and an overall summary.

February 2019 Pdf Steven Cochrane, Katrina Ell
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RBNZ Issues Updates on Review of Capital Adequacy Framework for Banks

RBNZ published a summary of why it proposes to alter requirements for bank capital and the impact of its proposals, along with the presentation slides used for a media briefing and a bank forum.

February 26, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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RBI Amends Basel III Rule on Risk-Weights for Rated Exposures to NBFCs

RBI has decided that exposures to all non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), excluding the core investment companies (CICs), will be risk-weighted as per the ratings assigned by the rating agencies registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and accredited by RBI.

February 22, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Assesses Australian Financial Sector Under the 2018 FSAP

IMF published the results of its financial sector assessment for Australia in the form of a consolidated financial system stability assessment (FSSA) report and several technical notes.

February 21, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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IMF Publishes Reports on 2018 Article IV Consultation with Australia

IMF published its staff report and selected issues report under the 2018 Article IV consultation with Australia.

February 21, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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EC and MAS Announce Common Approach on Derivatives Trading

EC and MAS announced a common approach for EU and Singapore derivatives trading venues to support the G20 reforms for standardized derivatives to be traded on trading platforms.

February 20, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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RBNZ Updates Insurer Solvency Return and Guide

RBNZ published forms to be used for "Report Dates from February 2019" on the insurer data collections page.

February 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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RBNZ Issues Proposal on Mortgage Bond Obligations Standard

RBNZ launched a second consultation on the Residential Mortgage Obligations standard on November 13, 2018.

February 15, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Moody's Analytics Webinar: Topics@CreditEdge Navigating Choppy Markets - Focus on Asia

Since the Asia crisis, most countries in Asia have displayed a longer term secular trend of falling default risk.

February 2019 WebPage Dr. Samuel W. Malone, Yukyung Choi
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HKMA Publishes FAQs on Local Implementation of IRRBB Framework

HKMA published the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the local implementation of the interest rate risk in the banking book (IRRBB).

February 08, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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Trump Trade War: An Uneasy Truce

Using the Moody's Analytics model of the global economy, we consider the fallout if current negotiations break down and trade tensions between the two economic giants reignite.

February 2019 Pdf Mark Zandi
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MAS Issues Consultation on Outsourcing by Banks and Merchant Banks

MAS proposed revisions to the regime governing banks' and merchant banks' outsourcing arrangements, including proposed amendments to the Banking Act.

February 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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MAS Consults on Amendments to the Banking Act

MAS proposes to amend the Banking Act, with the amendments mainly aimed at strengthening the licensing and regulation of banks and credit card or charge card licensees, formalizing the existing supervisory requirements, and clarifying other technical and administrative issues.

February 07, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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APRA Licenses New Authorized Deposit Taking Institution in Australia

APRA announced that it has authorized Lutheran Laypeople's League of Australia as an authorized deposit-taking institution under the Banking Act 1959.

February 01, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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MAS Decides Not to Amend Capital Adequacy Rules for Merchant Banks

Based on the responses received and certain other factors, MAS has decided not to proceed with the proposed amendments to MAS Notice 1111 and will continue to apply the existing requirements under this notice.

February 01, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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MAS Publishes Notice and Guidance on Recovery and Resolution Planning

MAS published Notice 654 and guidelines to Notice 654 on the requirements that a notified bank has to comply with in its recovery and resolution planning. The guidelines further elaborate on the requirements in the Notice and should be read in conjunction with Notice 654.

January 30, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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APRA Papers Examine Measures on CCyB and Mortgage Lending Standards

APRA published information papers on the indicators that contributed to the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) decision and on the review of the prudential measures for residential mortgage lending risks.

January 29, 2019 WebPage Regulatory News
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