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Liquidity Support to Businesses

2 July, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Mr. Phakawa Jeasakul (Senior Economist, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF)
Mr. Dan Nyberg (Senior Economist, Asia & Pacific Department, IMF)

Target Audience

Government officials and staff from Ministries of Finance and Economy, Central Banks and Banking Supervisory Agencies.

Webinar Description

For many firms, the pandemic led to liquidity and solvency problems. To support solvent firms, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), governments have implemented measures aiming at saving jobs and maintaining business liquidity. The webinar discusses key aspects in designing liquidity support programs including credit risk mitigation (official credit guarantees), risk sharing (lenders bearing some credit risk), adequate financing terms, funding (potentially with central bank support), and prudential standards (release of capital buffers and no favorable regulatory treatment for SME lending), and time-bound programs.

The webinar will be delivered by Messrs. Jeasakul and Nyberg and will be followed by a question and answer session to address issues raised by participants.


To register for this Webinar, please complete the online form here by July 1, 2020
(3 p.m., Singapore Time).


2 July, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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