EC has adopted a temporary framework to allow member states to make full use of the flexibility provided by the State aid rules to support economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to the many other support measures that member states can use under State aid rules, the temporary framework allows member states to guarantee the availability of sufficient liquidity for businesses of all types and preserve the continuity of economic activity during and after the COVID-19 outbreak. The temporary framework provides for five types of aid, including aid in the forms of guarantees on loans taken out by companies from banks; subsidized public loans granted to businesses; guarantees for banks that channel state aid to the real economy; and short-term export credit insurance. The framework will be in place until the end of December 2020.
Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, COVID 19, Temporary Framework, State Aid Rules, Credit Insurance, Credit Risk, EC
Leading economist; commercial real estate; performance forecasting, econometric infrastructure; data modeling; credit risk modeling; portfolio assessment; custom commercial real estate analysis; thought leader.
Previous ArticleBoE and PRA Announce Measures to Alleviate Challenges of COVID-19
EBA published a report analyzing the impact of the unwind mechanism of the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) for a sample of European banks over a three-year period, from the end of 2016 to the first quarter of 2020.
In response to questions from a member of the European Parliament, the ECB President Christine Lagarde issued a letter clarifying the possibility of amending the AnaCredit Regulation and making targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs) dependent on the climate-related impact of bank loans.
IASB started the post-implementation review of the classification and measurement requirements in IFRS 9 on financial instruments and added the review as a project to its work plan.
FSB published a report that examines progress in implementing policy measures to enhance the resolvability of systemically important financial institutions.
EBA published a report on the benchmarking of national loan enforcement frameworks across 27 EU member states, in response to the call for advice from EC.
FSB published a letter from its Chair Randal K. Quarles, along with two reports exploring various aspects of the market turmoil resulting from the COVID-19 event.
RBNZ launched a consultation on the details for implementing the final Capital Review decisions announced in December 2019.
The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, which are responsible for the governance and oversight of IASB, have announced the appointment of Dr. Andreas Barckow as the IASB Chair, effective July 2021.
HKMA issued a letter to consult the banking industry on a full set of proposed draft amendments to the Banking (Capital) Rules for implementing the Basel standard on capital requirements for banks’ equity investments in funds in Hong Kong.
ESRB published an opinion assessing the decision of Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) to extend the application period of a stricter measure for residential mortgage lending, in accordance with Article 458 of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR).