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.
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PRA provided further information on the application of regulatory capital and IFRS 9 requirements to payment holidays granted or extended to address the challenges arising from COVID-19 outbreak.
HKMA announced the publication of a report on fintech adoption and innovation in the banking industry in Hong Kong.
BIS published a working paper that examines the drivers of cyber risk, especially in context of the cloud services.
ECB launched consultation on a guide specifying how the Banking Supervision expects banks to consider climate-related and environmental risks in their governance and risk management frameworks and when formulating and implementing their business strategy.
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EBA published a report that examines the interlinkages between recovery and resolution planning under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).
SRB published the final Minimum Requirements for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) policy under the Banking Package.
US Agencies (FDIC, FED, and OCC) published a final rule that makes technical changes to the March 31, 2020 interim final rule that provides a five-year transition period for the impact of the current expected credit loss (CECL) methodology on regulatory capital.
ECB published results of the March 2020 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.