Monday, May 20, 2019

BIS Monthly Newsletter

Below I have pasted in the monthly email newsletter from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). One article featured this month is another recent speech by General Manager Agustin Carstens on financial innovation as it may relate to financial inclusion. (click here for text of speech)


May 2019

Partners in financial inclusion 

Central banks and innovators are vital partners in the quest to further financial inclusion, says Agustín Carstens, delivering the C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture at the Reserve Bank of India.

Exchange rates and global imbalances 

Hyun Song Shin explains why a stronger dollar can result in weaker lending, and be a drag on manufacturing and trade.

The euro: down but not out

Claudio Borio says the euro’s heft has increased in three significant but underappreciated respects.

New Consolidated Basel Framework

The Basel Committee’s global standards for bank regulation and supervision have been consolidated into a single consistent format.

Big tech and the changing structure of financial intermediation

New research uses detailed data from two big tech lenders to examine the forces behind big technology firms’ entry into finance and to test their information advantage.
More BIS publications 

Survey: BIS statistical tools
Do you use BIS statistics? Help us design the next generation of statistical tools by providing your feedback in a short online survey.

Statistics: Growth in US dollar credit slows
Growth in dollar credit to non-bank borrowers outside the US has slowed further, to a decade low, with the deceleration particularly marked in debt securities.

Working paper: Does informality facilitate inflation stability?
Many emerging markets have a large informal sector. Informality can mitigate inflationary pressures but reduces the effectiveness of monetary policy.

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