INSIGHT EU: EURO & FINANCE Telegram 12 Jan 2018

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# PSD2: 

  • EU Commission on Payment services: Consumers to benefit from cheaper, safer and more innovative electronic payments +++ 
  • EU Commission: Payment Services Directive - frequently asked questions +++ 
  • European Banking Federation: PSD2 takes effect on Saturday +++ 

# EMU: 

  • Mário Centeno starts mandate as Eurogroup President +++ 
  • EP Think-tank: Study - Economic and Budgetary Outlook for the European Union 2018 - 11-01-2018 


  • ECB: Households and non-financial corporations in the euro area: third quarter of 2017
  • ECB: Euro money market statistics: seventh maintenance period 2017
  • ECB: CON/2018/3 Opinion on markets in financial instruments
  • ECB / 2017/43 Recommendation of the ECB of 19 December 2017 to the Council of the European Union on the external auditors of the Central Bank of Cyprus


  • ECB: Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Ms López Bermejo, MEP, with regard to potential sources of systemic risk in the European banking sector
  • ECB: Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Ms López Bermejo, MEP, with regard to the EU banking regulatory framework and the role of national supervisors
  • ECB: Letter from Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, to Ms López Bermejo, MEP, with regard to a credit institution under ECB supervision


  • EBA publishes final Guidelines on disclosure requirements of IFRS 9 transitional arrangements
  • Latest Q&A by EBA


  • BIS: Nonlinear state and shock dependence of exchange rate pass through on prices
  • BIS: Frontiers of macrofinancial linkages
  • Javier Alonso: The relationship with bank customers
  • Benoît Cœuré: Interview in Caixin Global
  • Yves Mersch: Interview in Börsen-Zeitung


  • IMF Coming Soon: World Economic Outlook Update, January 2018


  • First release for the third quarter of 2017 - Household saving rate stable at 12.0% in the euro area - Household investment rate nearly stable at 8.8%


  • Cm 1087 2018 Init Working Party on Financial Services (Investment Firms Supervision - IFS)
  • Cm 1083 2018 Init Working Party on Financial Services (Attachés)
  • ST 5156 2018 INIT European Semester 2018 - Annual Growth Survey: Macroeconomic and fiscal guidance to Member States Draft ECOFIN Council Conclusions
  • St 5249 2018 Init Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 4.12.2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2015/760 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on financial derivative instruments solely serving hedging purposes, sufficient length of the life of the European long-term investment funds, assessment criteria for the market for potential buyers and valuation
  • St 5157 2018 Init Alert Mechanism Report 2018 Draft ECOFIN Council Conclusions
  • ST 5158 2018 INIT Recommendation for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on the economic policy of the euro area


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