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European Parliament leans towards tough macro-prudential rules on bank climate exposures

Momentum is building behind European Parliament plans to impose tough capital adequacy requirements on banks backing new fossil fuels projects, say supporters, but resistance is becoming fiercer too. 

Barr outlines tougher Fed approach to supervising big banks

Banks in the US face potentially tougher rules or at least a more stringent interpretation of existing frameworks, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s new head of regulation.

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China's near-term economic outlook is troubling

The government’s pursuit of a zero Covid policy via strict lockdowns is hitting households and businesses hard, while a slow-burn crisis in the real estate sector is threatening to upend financial system stability. All trends that have big consequences for banks.

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China banks face soaring NPLs as economic woes intensify

Concerns grow over China’s banking system as Covid lockdown-induced economic slowdowns, bursting property bubbles and fraud plague the country’s lenders.

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Banks still vulnerable to another Archegos-type crisis

Overly generous risk weightings on certain transactions, a lack of data and stress testing loopholes means that some global systemically important banks could get hit by another Archegos-type failure.

Basel Committee gives ground on hedging crypto and introduces a risk add-on

A second consultation on crypto assets was launched on June 30 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), which introduces new features such as a risk-add-on, but also gives more recognition to hedging.

BNP Paribas sees biggest gain from Basel Committee domestic exposures ruling

BNP Paribas has emerged as the main winner among the large banks from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) decision to recognise intra-EU exposures as domestic for calculating global systemically important banks’ (G-SIBs) capital buffers.

European banks seen extending TLTRO borrowings by another year

European banks are expected to extend their borrowing from the European Central Bank’s (ECB) main liquidity support programme by an extra year due to the central bank’s decision to start tightening monetary policy, said Moody's Investors Service. 

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Bank of England makes controversial move to scrap mortgage affordability test

UK mortgage affordability test requirements by lenders will be scrapped by the Bank of England (BoE) from August 1 in a move that has raised concern in some quarters, though the loan to income (LTI) ratio limit will remain. 

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Deteriorating economic conditions resurrect eurozone crisis fears

Soaring inflation, volatile markets and deep economic uncertainty have resurrected fears that the eurozone is being stalked by another crisis, though not all share that view.