December 05, 2013
December 03, 2013
November 14, 2013
November 04, 2013
October 24, 2013
October 07, 2013
IIF Market Monitoring Group Warns on Impact of Regulatory Reforms on Financial Markets
December 5, 2013 — The IIF’s Market Monitoring Group released the following statement today after their quarterly meeting in New York, stating that some regulatory reforms aimed at stability may reduce financial market efficiency, and rising corporate debt levels pose risks for pockets of weaker firms and fragile economies.
Tim Adams on Bloomberg: 2014's sweeping regulatory changes
December 5, 2013 — In an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance,” IIF President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Adams discusses regulatory changes expected in 2014.
Quantifying the Fed’s Impact on Capital Flows to EMs
We present evidence suggesting that the Fed’s impact on portfolio inflows to emerging markets may be more nuanced than widely assumed. We estimate a simple econometric model indicating that the recent retrenchment episode was primarily driven by a shift in market expectations towards an earlier tightening of Fed policy, rather than a markdown in expectations about EM economic performance.
Financial Stability Issues in the MENA Region
In a presentation on Financial Stability Issues in the MENA Region delivered at the FSI-AMF Ninth High Level Meeting for the Middle East & North Africa Region held in Abu Dhabi, George T. Abed, Senior Counselor and Director for the Middle East and Africa, sets out key issues in financial stability in the MENA Region.
IIF New York Times Op-Ed: Freeing Europe’s Small Businesses
November 19, 2013 — Europe’s main economic engine — small and medium-size businesses — desperately needs attention if the Continent’s nascent recovery is to gain momentum. To provide a boost, policy makers and the private sector must resolve the systemic problems that impede the flow of information, limit access to capital, and contribute to burdensome regulations that stifle growth and employment.
November 2013 Global Economic Monitor
Recent data in both mature and emerging markets have been consistent with the global economy achieving a significant pick-up in growth in 2014, with a particular increase in momentum in mature economies (notwithstanding some temporary weakening in Q3 in Japan and the Euro Area). Nevertheless, concerns remain whether this acceleration will materialize and central banks have continued to take out insurance against disinflation risks.
IIF Sees Continued High Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
November 11, 2013 — The IIF today released its overview and forecasts for Sub-Saharan Africa’s main economies to coincide with the Institute’s Africa Financial Summit. Growth for the seven countries the IIF monitors (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Côte d’Ivoire) remains solid and is forecasted to be broadly unchanged at 4.8 percent for 2013.
International Debt Negotiation: Experiences and Lessons Learned
November 7, 2013 — Speaking at a Bertelsmann Foundation–OAS Conference in Grenada, IIF Executive Managing Director Hung Tran discussed how to strengthen sovereign debt crisis prevention and resolution, as well as the importance of adhering to the current contractual, market-based framework for sovereign debt restructuring.
Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey - 2013Q3
IIF’s Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Index declined further in 2013Q3, indicating that overall bank lending conditions continued to tighten in emerging economies for the second quarter in a row. Amidst the retrenchment in capital flows, banks in all regions witnessed a significant deterioration in funding conditions and tightened credit standards further.
December 10, 2013
In this members-only teleconference, Lubomir Mitov, IIF Chief Economist for Europe and Ondrej Schneider, IIF Senior Economist of the European Department, will discuss Ukraine’s shrinking set of policy options for the government and on the growing risks of a disorderly resolution of the current economic and political crisis. Ian Brzezinski, head of the Brzezinski Group, LLC and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, will share his insight into the dynamics of the current political crisis and what is at stake in Ukraine’s evolving geopolitical orientation between the US, EU and Russia. The call will take place at 9:00 AM Washington, D.C. time (2:00 PM London / 3:00 PM Paris / 4:00 PM Kiev / 6:00 PM Moscow / 11:00 PM Tokyo).
January 16-17, 2014
New York City
The IIF Economic Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting is held twice yearly as an opportunity for chief economists from IIF member banks and financial organizations to meet and discuss the global economic outlook. The next IIF EAC Meeting will be hosted by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services.
February 20-21, 2014
This high-level public-private sector conference, sponsored by ANZ, will offer a unique forum for contributing private-sector perspectives to the G20 leadership, providing an opportunity for dialogue on a range of key G20 agenda issues.
February 25-27, 2014
Understanding country risk is critical for financial institutions as they revisit their approach to risk in the new environment. In this three-day program, leading practitioners from key global financial institutions with deep exposure to MENA will deliver presentations and lead interactive discussions to address strategic considerations for country risk decision-making.
June 4-6, 2014
Join us at the 2014 IIF Spring Membership Meeting which will be attended by an influential audience of the world’s leading bankers, investors, insurers, and policymakers.