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February Newsletter - Issue 58/2020
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CySEC
Risk Based Supervision Framework – Electronic submission of information for the year 2019 (Form RBSF-CIF)
27 February 2020
The present Circular is issued pursuant to section 25(1)(c)(ii) & (iii) of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission Law of 2009, as amended (‘the CySEC Law’). The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ("the CySEC") wishes to inform CIFs about the electronic submission of information for the year 2019 (Form RBSF-CIF).
Circular: C353
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Announcements
EBA
Updates list of institutions involved in the 2020 supervisory benchmarking exercise

 
27 February 2020
The European Banking Authority ("EBA") published an updated list of institutions, which have a reporting obligation for the purpose of the 2020 EU supervisory benchmarking exercise. The EBA runs this exercise leveraging on established data collection procedures and formats of regular supervisory reporting and assists Competent Authorities in assessing the quality of internal approaches used to calculate risk weighted exposure amounts. For more information please press here.
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Bloomberg Professional
BOE raises pressure on banks to ditch LIBOR with bigger haircuts
27 February 2020
The Bank of England is heaping pressure on banks to abandon the scandal-tainted LIBOR benchmark. Firms will be able to borrow less money from the central bank starting in October if they use securities linked to LIBOR — which underpins $30 trillion of financial contracts in sterling markets — as collateral. The measure, announced Wednesday, will effectively penalize firms still clinging to the benchmark before it expires at the end of 2021. For more information please press here.
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Reuters
Trump eyes talks with Japan to ensure access to titanium sponge
28 February 2020
President Donald Trump has decided not to take action on imports of titanium sponge, a key input in military aircraft, after a Commerce Department investigation found imports hurt U.S. makers of the material and threaten national security, a memo showed. For more information please press here.
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Financial Times
Gold surges on spread of coronavirus
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28 February 2020
"The yellow metal rallies as it is bought as a hedge to a global downturn." For more information please press here.
 
Reuters
Stocks plunge on coronavirus fears even as U.S. ramps up fight against spread
27 February 2020
"U.S. stocks plummeted on Thursday as fears about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on economic growth flared even as U.S. officials pledged that they were stepping up efforts to safeguard Americans from the virus’ spread. " For more information please press here.
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Bloomberg
World stock rout deepens as treasuries jump again: Markets wrap
27 February 2020
"Fear over the spread of the coronavirus tightened its grip on global markets Friday, with stocks across Europe and Asia plunging a day after the worst rout on Wall Street since 2011. Equity futures pointed to yet more pain at the New York open, and investors diving into safe assets sent Treasury yields to new depths." For more information please press here.
 
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Bloomberg Professional
Digital-savvy U.A.E. banks to gain share, others may consolidate
26 February 2020
"Large U.A.E banks are building digital functionality to compete in a maturing market with rapidly evolving customer needs. Innovation is key to gaining market share and building flexible, cost-effective activities, creating fintech-growth catalysts. High IT spending may spur a consolidation of smaller banks as larger peers revamp legacy systems, merge and emerge stronger." For more information please press here.
 
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Cryptocurrencies
Bloomberg Professional
Bitcoin rebounds in struggle retake $9,000, end correction
27 February 2020
"Bitcoin erased an earlier loss on Thursday and looked headed to halt a three-day slide, as most digital tokens advanced. The most-traded digital token edged higher to $8,822 as of 9:33 a.m. in London though failed to trade above the $9,000 level, according to consolidated prices compiled by Bloomberg. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index tracking a basket of cryptocurrencies also rebounded from an earlier 5.7% slide. Major tokens including Ether, Litecoin and XRP all reversed losses." For more information please press here.
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