Financial System Review
A detailed review of developments in the financial system and an analysis of policy directions in the financial sector. Published twice a year.
21 December 2008
The turmoil in global financial markets entered a new phase in September, moving to a more acute and broad-based loss of confidence in the context of a series of failures and near-failures of large financial institutions in the United States and Europe.
21 June 2008
Although there has been some improvement in conditions over the past several weeks, strains in global credit markets have broadened since December.
Errata: Some factual errors in the June report "Bank of Canada Oversight Activities during 2007 under the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act" have been corrected. They concern (i) clarification of the U.S. Federal Reserve as lead overseer of CLS Bank and (ii) the steps taken by CDS on 14 August 2007 to assist issuers and participants holding defaulted ABCP.