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
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