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Tuesday 21st April 2020

United Kingdom

BOEMinutes of the Wholesale Distribution Steering Group - March 2020
PRAQ&A on the usability of liquidity and capital buffers
FCAFCA expectations for wet-ink signatures in light of coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions
HMTBillion pound support package for innovative firms hit by coronavirus
Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme up and running
Chancellor delivers daily coronavirus update (20 April 2020)
PSRUpdate on our Call for input: Competition and Innovation in the UK's New Payments Architecture


European Union

AFMEInitial Impact of COVID-19 on European Capital Markets
ECState aid: Commission approves €7 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: Commission launches data sharing platform for researchers
ESMAESMA Newsletter - Nº13
EUPARLPlenary round-up – Brussels, April 2020
SRBStay updated with the most updated Covid-19 SRB related news

Germany

BaFin“Coronavirus poses a considerable risk to the financial sector”
Erklärung der EIOPA zu Grundsätzen zur Abmilderung der Auswirkungen von Coronavirus/COVID-19 auf Einrichtungen der betrieblichen Altersversorgung
BBKMonatsbericht - April 2020


France

BDFLe Journal du Dimanche : "Cette bataille, nous la gagnerons tous ensemble".
FBFUn secteur bancaire au service de l’économie française et un dialogue social actif, mobilisés pour assurer la sécurité des salariés et des clients


Spain

BDEAnalytical Articles. Reference macroeconomic scenarios for the Spanish economy after Covid-19


Netherlands

DNDDNBulletin: Shift of cash to debit card continues


Luxembourg

CSSFCircular CSSF-CPDI 19/19


United States of America

CFPBConsumer Financial Protection Bureau Advisory Committees to Meet on May 1, 2020
CFTCAgricultural Advisory Committee to Meet via Teleconference April 22
CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee to Meet on May 7
DOTTreasury and CBP Announce Deferment of Duties and Fees for Certain Importers During COVID-19 Response
OCCFederal Reserve Lending Programs
OFACThe Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Encourages Persons to Communicate OFAC Compliance Concerns Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
SECSEC Provides for Phased CAT Broker-Dealer Reporting Timelines with Conditional Exemption for Impacts of COVID-19
DOJJustice Department Issues Business Review Letter to AmerisourceBergen Supporting Distribution of Critical Medicines Under Expedited Procedure for COVID-19 Pandemic Response


China

PBCTranscript of Press Briefing on Q1 2020 Financial Statistics


Hong Kong

HKMACircular to issuers of SFC-authorized paper gold schemes


India

SEBIRegulatory measures introduced by SEBI to continue in view of ongoing uncertainty


Singapore

MASNew Facility at interest rate of 0.1% to help banks and finance companies lower cost of loans to SMEs
MAS and SGX RegCo to Safeguard Interests of Unitholders of Eagle Hospitality Trust


South Korea

FSCPlans for Temporary Easing of Financial Regulations in Response to COVID-19


AustraliaJapan

ASIC20-093MR ASIC reports on corporate finance regulation – July to December 2019
Market Integrity Update - Issue 114 - April 2020


Note: Key Updates as of 8:00am Tuesday 21st April 2020