IEU EURO & FINANCE Telegram 25 April 2017

Our telegram headlines today*: 

# EFSF: 

  • EFSF raises €8 billion in two bond deals +++ 

# EMU: 

  • Fourth quarter of 2016 - Seasonally adjusted government deficit down to 1.4% of GDP in both the euro area and the EU28 - Driven by reduction in total expenditure +++ 
  • Andreas Dombret: Current challenges in the euro area. A view from Germany +++ 
  • Theodore Mitrakos: Overview of the Greek economy and financial sector - Bank for International Settlements +++ 
  • Salvatore Rossi: Italian companies and banks in the new global challenges +++ 


  • Benoît Cœuré: Central clearing - reaping the benefits, controlling the risks


  • EU-Abgeordenter Theurer (ALDE/FDP): Small and Simple Banking Box einführen


  • Statement des EU-Abgeordneten Markus Ferber (EVP(CSU) zum FinTech-Bericht (DE)


  • Latest publications by the ECB
    • Supervisory Banking Statistics, Fourth quarter 2016
    • Methodological note for the publication of aggregated Supervisory Banking Statistics
    • Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Mr Nuno Melo, MEP, regarding the ECB’s relation to national competent authorities
    • Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Ms Paloma López Bermejo, Mr Fabio De Masi, Mr Matt Carthy, and Mr Miguel Viegas, MEPs, in relation to supervision of individual institutions
    • ECB Results of the April 2017 euro area bank lending survey
    • ECB: CON/2017/15 Opinion on the Payment Services, Services of Issuing Electronic Money and Payment Systems Act


  • ESMA publishes an opinion on MAR accepted market practices on liquidity contracts
  • ESMA: Advice in response to JC Discussion Paper on the Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions


  • Twelfth progress report on adoption of Basel III standards published by the Basel Committee
  • Twelfth progress report on adoption of the Basel regulatory framework
  • Lars Rohde: Long-term view of the Danish economy - Bank for International Settlements
  • BIS: The beneficial aspect of FX volatility for market liquidity
  • BIS: How post-crisis regulation has affected bank CEO compensation


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