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Key takeaways from the ECB’s new Financial Stability Review

SUERF BAFFI Bocconi e-Lecture

Key takeaways from the ECB’s new Financial Stability Review

Thursday, 1 June 2023 I 15:00-16:00 CET I Online via Webex

Sticky global inflation has required a sharp rise in interest rates worldwide, with uncertainty on how much further and for how long the interest hiking cycle will need to last in the euro area. The uncertain inflation and interest rate outlook also weighs on the real economic outlook. Refinancing for banks has become substantially more costly. Financing conditions for non-financial firms and for private households have tightened considerably. Real estate prices have ended their upward trend or are falling, raising concerns about disorderly corrections in some segments or countries. Also, European governments are going to feel higher debt servicing costs. Lending has strongly fallen against higher interest rates and real economic uncertainty. While EU banks have shown strong resilience in the face of the recent unexpected turmoil in the US and Swiss banking sectors, signs of fragility are surfacing globally. Financial markets are characterized by elevated volatility. Liquidity and credit risks among non-banks may also affect banks. The ECB’s May 2023 Financial Stability Review is going to analyze these and related developments in detail and outlines the role and appropriate course of policies to safeguard financial system stability. After an overview of key findings by the ECB and an expert discussion of the results, there will be ample opportunity for webinar participants to ask questions and to comment.

Financial Stability Review, May 2023 - Full report

The Financial Stability Review provides an overview of potential risks to financial stability in the euro area. It aims to promote awareness in the financial industry and among the public of euro area financial stability issues. It is published twice a year, with the next release provisionally set for 22 November 2023.

Thursday, 1 June 2023
15:00 Presentation of the May 2023 ECB Financial Stability Review

John Fell, Deputy Director General, Macroprudential Policy & Financial Stability, ECB
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15:30 Discussion and Q&A with the audience

Moderation: Ernest Gnan, Secretary General, SUERF

Hanna Westman, Chief Economist, Finnish Financial Stability Authority
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Cristina Cella, Advisor, Financial Stability Department, Sveriges Riksbank
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16:00 End

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