Economics

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29 Mar: Oil giant Saudi Aramco’s profits drop to half in 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion, a big drop that came as the coronavirus pandemic roiled global energy markets. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. released its annual financial results a year after the pandemic sent the price of oil crashing to all-time lows as people stopped moving around the world to stem the spread of the virus.

banking

11 Jan: DoD: Definition of Default

Following the financial crisis, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has established tighter standards around the definition of default (CRR Article 178) to achieve greater alignment across banks and jurisdictions. These need to be implemented by the end of 2020.