Tag: COVID-19

ECB review sees elevated financial stability risks due to uneven impact of pandemic


Uneven economic impact of pandemic implies risks concentrated in specific sectors and countriesBanks’ asset quality holding up, but profitability weak and potential for credit risk to worsenDisorderly corrections in fin...

Time to spend? Kingswood Expert Opinion


By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood Global equities have had a strong couple of weeks, with markets gaining a further 1.8% in local currency terms and 2.8% in sterling terms over the past week....

How Did The Pandemic Affect Inflation Rates in the UK?


It was rather concerning watching long-time bitcoin sceptics make drastic U-turns on various social media forums last week. Many believe that crypto is a way to hedge against future inflation. One commentator wrote:...

The Seven Most Influential Disruptors of Investment Banking in 2021 so Far


Disruptors can come in many different forms or shapes. They can be individuals or things including trends, and even social media groups. In our story today, we discuss the seven major influential disruptors of investme...

Stock Markets in China look Bearish, should you worry?


Many of us have been observing the dip in equities markets in China this week. Stock Markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai have both been dropping on consecutive days, while Shenzhen has also dropped, although not as badly....

Bank Rate maintained at 0.1% – March 2021


Monetary Policy Summary and minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting Published on 18 March 2021 The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sets monetary policy to meet the 2% inflation targe...

Interest Rates held by the Federal Reserve, market reactions

Yesterday the Federal Reserve issued the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement. In the statement it focused on Interest rates going forward and protecting U.S. economic growth.

Alternative Data and Nowcasting are trending amongst central banks, Dow Jones explains why


It is a statement of the obvious to say that market conditions are at historically volatile levels. As the markets initially responded to the outbreak of the pandemic last March, the S&P 500 stock index dropped over...

IOSCO Reviews Implementation of Liquidity Risk Management Recommendations and Market Participants´ Responses to COVID-19 Induced Market Stresses


IOSCO today launched its Thematic Review of the Recommendations for Liquidity Risk Management for Collective Investment Schemes issued by IOSCO in 2018. The Recommendations are meant to ensure that liquidity risk is...

76% of business leaders in the UK believe COVID has increased the need for improved security of finances


65% of business leaders believe cybercrime will be a bigger or equal threat to the security of their business’s finances than a coronavirus lockdown London, UK – February 24, 2021 – ESET, a global leader in cybersecu...

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