Facilitating capital raisings during COVID-19 period

ASIC is committed to refocusing its regulatory efforts on challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with this approach, ASIC is helping listed companies raise capital quickly by giving temporary relief to enable certain…

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ECB asks banks not to pay dividends until…

ECB asks banks not to pay dividends or buy back shares during COVID-19 pandemic Recommendation concerns dividends for 2019 and 2020, at least until 1 October 2020 ECB expects banks to keep funding households, small…

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Bank of England : Bank Rate maintained at…

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sets monetary policy to meet the 2% inflation target, and thereby helps to sustain growth and employment. In that context, its challenge over recent weeks has been…

Bank of Finland

Olli Rehn: Economic effects of the corona crisis…

Accompanying slides of the speech. Distinguished guests, dear friends, Welcome to the publication of the Bank of Finland's Annual Report and our stakeholder event. In these exceptional circumstances, I highly appreciate the opportunity to present our current…

Bank of Canada

COVID-19: Bank of Canada Actions to Support the…

Learn about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Bank of Canada actions to support the Canadian economy and financial system. COVID-19 and the economy The COVID-19 pandemic represents a serious health threat to people around…

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Financial Policy Summary and Record – March 2020

The backdrop to the Committee’s March meetings has been dominated by the outbreak and spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).  The nature and global impact of this shock, and the speed with which it has spread, is…

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Philip Lowe: Speech

The Reserve Bank Board met yesterday and decided on a comprehensive package to help support jobs, incomes and businesses as the Australian economy deals with the coronavirus. I would like to use this opportunity to…

Norges Bank

Norges Bank reduces the policy rate by 0.75…

At an extraordinary meeting on 19 March, Norges Bank’s Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Committee unanimously decided to reduce the policy rate by 0.75 percentage point to 0.25 percent. Since Norges Bank cut the policy…