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European Supervisory Authorities consult on Big Data – deadline 17 March

EBA information - available  here The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) launched today a public consultation about the potential benefits and risks of Big Data for consumers and financial firms to determine whether any further regulatory or supervisory actions may be needed. Big Data is a phenomenon linked to the ever increasing [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on European Supervisory Authorities consult on Big Data – deadline 17 March

Case study: Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Hungarian MFIs

Case study: Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Hungarian MFIs This case note presents our initial research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Europe (in particular:Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria). This initial exploratory research was designed to identify current good practice among microfinance service providers serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Reading Room|Comments Off on Case study: Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Hungarian MFIs

Policy Paper No.6: European Code of Good Conduct: Discussion Note

Policy Paper No.6: European Code of Good Conduct: Discussion Note The note takes a critical view of the Code of Good Conduct structure and the challenges in the implementation of the Code in practice. Conceived as quasi-regulation effort to streamline the operational standards of microfinance institutions in the EU, the Code met with resistance on [...]

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MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation

MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential [...]

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European Pillar of Social Rights

European Pillar of Social Rights Detailed proposals to build a European Pillar of Social Rights are expected by March 2017. A Social Summit on “Fair Jobs and Growth” is scheduled in Gothenburg on the 17 November 2017, during the Swedish Presidency of the EU. The aim is to put social priorities at the top of [...]

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The future of financial services: which policy mix to stimulate innovation in products, models and processes

On 31 January 2017, CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) is holding a seminar in Brussels on “the future of financial services: which policy mix to stimulate innovation in products, models and processes”. https://www.ceps.eu/events/future-financial-services-which-policy-mix-stimulate-innovation-products-models-and-processes

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Fin Tech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector

On 25th January 2017, the European Parliament's IMCO committee (internal market and consumer protection) discussed a draft opinion on “Fin Tech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector”. Amongst other recommendations supporting a roll-out of Fin Tech, the draft opinion urges the promotion of digital services including across national boundaries. P.E595.754v01.

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World Economic Forum held in Davos

Inclusive growth (no-one left behind) and the challenge to globalization was a central theme of the World Economic Forum held in Davos from 16th to 20th January 2017. Ms Lagarde, Head of the IMF, highlighted the dangers of rising inequality and the crisis in living standards for working people in advanced economies, and hence the [...]

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A conference on a European Pillar of Social Right

A conference on a European Pillar of Social Rights took place in Brussels on the 23 January 2017. How can change in the world of work be combined with better social outcomes – for example, decent job opportunities, more people in work, enough income to have a reasonable quality of life, social protection during job [...]

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Debt, Borrowing and Over-indebtedness: a Country-Level Monitoring Framework

MFC Policy paper: Debt, Borrowing and Over-indebtedness: a Country-Level Monitoring Framework, 2014 Full text, summary A review of debt burden and over-indebtedness issues shows that debt is a very complex phenomenon, which has economic impact on growth, and a social impact on the well-being of individuals and households. A lot of research and data is [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Reading Room|Comments Off on Debt, Borrowing and Over-indebtedness: a Country-Level Monitoring Framework