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Public-guaranteed loans and bank risk-taking

Post No.353. Despite the fears that were expressed when they were launched, public-guaranteed loans (PGLs) did not prompt banks to increase their risk-taking. By mechanically reducing the weighting of risks, the partial public guarantee made it possible to continue financing businesses while maintaining their standards for screening new loans.

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Help and support for company directors

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Design and manufacture of banknote paper and banknotes

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Eco Notepad 11 April 2024

Public-guaranteed loans and bank risk-taking

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ABC de l’économie

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Discover the International Banking and Finance Institute

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Report 22 March 2023

Banque de France Annual Report 2022

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3-minute guide to monetary strategy

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Climate change

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The Banque de France is a key player in the cash industry and works with its customers to modernise the sector


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