HKMA decided to postpone the supervisor-driven stress test exercise for 2020 by one year. The exercises is being postponed to 2021 to provide additional operational capacity for banks to respond to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, HKMA published a Circular addressed to all licensed banks, providing information on the temporary USD Liquidity Facility that was announced to help banks meet their USD funding needs. The USD liquidity will be provided in the form of repurchase transactions for a term of seven days, with a total of USD 10 billion being available under the facility.
Keywords: Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, Banking, COVID-19, Stress Testing, US Dollar Liquidity Facility, Liquidity Risk, Repo Transactions, HKMA
EBA issued a revised list of validation rules with respect to the implementing technical standards on supervisory reporting.
EBA published its response to the call for advice of EC on ways to strengthen the EU legal framework on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
NGFS published a paper on the overview of environmental risk analysis by financial institutions and an occasional paper on the case studies on environmental risk analysis methodologies.
MAS published the guidelines on individual accountability and conduct at financial institutions.
APRA published final versions of the prudential standard APS 220 on credit quality and the reporting standard ARS 923.2 on repayment deferrals.
SRB published two articles, with one article discussing the framework in place to safeguard financial stability amid crisis and the other article outlining the path to a harmonized and predictable liquidation regime.
FSB hosted a virtual workshop as part of the consultation process for its evaluation of the too-big-to-fail reforms.
ECB updated the list of supervised entities in EU, with the number of significant supervised entities being 115.
OSFI published the key findings of a study on third-party risk management.
FSB is extending the implementation timeline, by one year, for the minimum haircut standards for non-centrally cleared securities financing transactions or SFTs.