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The consequences of a British vote to leave the EU would be felt across the global economy and financial markets, and have profound political implications for Europe. From the perspective of the private-sector financial community, we see few positive post-Brexit scenarios.
The composite index for EM bank lending conditions declined in 2016Q1, below the low observed in 2015Q3. All components of lending conditions remained in tightening territory for the third consecutive quarter. EM Asia was the only region not to experience a tightening in lending conditions.
Enabled by blockchain technology, the possibilities surrounding smart contracts are far-reaching and could significantly impact the finance industry and the economy as a whole.
As the credit cycle ages, following years of record-setting bond issuance, there are growing concerns about signs of stress in corporate balance sheets—notably in the high-yield sector and in many emerging markets. In the high-yield sector, rising default rates pose a particular challenge in a slow-growth environment. For emerging markets borrowers, the growing debt burden will weigh on corporate creditworthiness and EM growth going forward.
New York, NY
* Equities in a sunnier mood
* May flash PMIs—diverging paths
* Brazil—a win for the government
* The Greek deal—disbursement welcome, but not much debt relief
* Our Madrid SMM—macro, markets, politics, fintech!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
* Markets are listening now* FOMC puts June rate hike back on the table* China—pickup in activity already softening* Argentina—political honeymoon is over* Venezuela—staring into the abyss
The IIF filed a staff response to the phase one report of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, a private-sector group chaired by Michael Bloomberg and organized at the behest of the FSB.
#Indonesia: Our base case calls for growth to rise 5-5.2% this year and next, up from 4.8% in 2015. Read more: t.co/yEZfR7AnD1
Falling inflation and rupiah stability are allowing monetary easing in #Indonesia. More: t.co/yEZfR7iMer t.co/0gep0ZyM58
#Turkey: Security concerns & political uncertainty likely to deter foreign capital inflows, among other implications t.co/7Amdh5vulr
Our recent visit to #Indonesia found potential firming of economic expansion given certain factors. Our latest: t.co/yEZfR7AnD1
#Turkey: @memetsimsek to continue as Deputy PM, providing some near-tern comfort to market t.co/7Amdh5vulr t.co/qjx0vWBz55
#Turkey: We expect further rate cuts by central bank as long as lira stays relatively stable t.co/7Amdh5vulr t.co/ZDEKdQGBbt
Recent political developments in #Turkey considerably increased chances of early elections/referendum this year t.co/7Amdh5vulr
#Turkey: Pres Erdogan strengthens AKP. Likelihood of early vote to change toward a presidential system has increased t.co/7Amdh5vulr
Thank you to our Contributing Sponsor @IBM #IIFmadrid
Thank you to our Anchor Sponsor @CreditSuisse & Supporting Sponsors Abu Dhabi Global Market @BancoSabadell @SEBGroup @SwissRe #IIFmadrid
Thank you to or #IIFmadrid Co-Lead Sponsors @bbva and @bancosantander their support of this great meeting!
Thank you to all who joined us in Spain for #IIFmadrid. We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC in October for our Annual Meeting!
That’s a wrap on our 2016 Spring Membership Meeting! Thank you Monika Jones for guiding us over the last 2 full and productive days.
Reines, @BeaconGlobal -Most common statement abt Clinton: "she's not what I expected." Thinks could win 50 states if she met every American.
.@bpmehlman on why Clinton wins upcoming US election - it's simple demography #IIFmadrid t.co/E9cCrAZzHa
#IIFmadrid closing panel covering likely outcomes of US election w/ @timothydadams, Bruce Mehlman, Philippe Reines t.co/dOe3iSFLVz
Our Director of Asia Pacific JC Sambor talking #China w/ @Aligarciaherrer of @natixis & Markus Rodlauer of @IMFNews t.co/MUT0uZnnmo
What economic challenges lie ahead for Europe? We're hearing views from across the industry at #IIFmadrid t.co/sIz9MguLc6
.@MousavizadehN, Macro Advisory Partners on debt in Gulf -Sense of sobering moment & recognition that economies need to diversify #IIFmadrid