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Thursday 23rd April 2020

United Kingdom

CMAMerger assessments during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
COVID-19: CMA approach to merger assessments
UK FinanceBanking and mobile industries unite to tackle Covid-19 text message scams

European Union

EBAEBA provides further guidance on the use of flexibility in relation to COVID-19 and calls for heightened attention to risks
ECState aid: Commission approves €5.3 million Maltese scheme to support research and development related to coronavirus outbreak
State aid: Commission approves €110 million Polish loan and guarantee scheme to support the economy in coronavirus outbreak
State aid: Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in context of coronavirus outbreak
State aid: Commission approves €38 million Swedish scheme to compensate damages caused by cancelled or postponed cultural events due to coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: Commission announces exceptional measures to support the agri-food sector
Coronavirus: Commission proposes €3 billion macro-financial assistance package to support ten neighbouring countries
ECBECB takes steps to mitigate impact of possible rating downgrades on collateral availability
EUPARLTen technologies to fight coronavirus

United States of America

CFTCStatement of Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz—Meeting of the Agricultural Advisory Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Agricultural Commodity Markets
Opening Statement of Commissioner Brian Quintenz before the CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee
Opening Statement of Chairman Heath P. Tarbert Before the April 22 Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting
DOTStatement by Secretary Mnuchin on the Spring 2020 Meeting of the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees
FDICFIL-49-2020 Banker Webinar: How to Become a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Lender
NYDFSDFS Directs Health Plans to Provide Financial and Administrative Relief To New York Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic


PBCCredit Support for the Real Economy is Better Targeted and More Effective
PBC Held 2020 Anti-Money Laundering Work Virtual Conference

Hong Kong

HKMAPostponement of 2020 Supervisor-Driven Stress Test
Staunch Support for the Banking Sector and the Economy – A Three-pronged Approach
US Dollar Liquidity Facility


SGXRegulator’s Column: What SGX expects of issuers’ disclosures during COVID-19


BSPBangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Encourages Shift to E-payments Amid Quarantine


ASIC20-095MR ASIC notes financial reporting changes

Global / InternationalJapan

OECDCovid-19 crisis underscores need to address trade in fake pharmaceuticals, say OECD & EUIPO
The global response to the coronavirus pandemic must not be undermined by bribery

Note: Key Updates as of 8:00am Thursday 23rd April 2020