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GRU Podcast: A Discussion With EY On Prioritizing Operational Resilience In The Time Of COVID-19

Jan Bellens, a partner and Global Banking & Capital Markets Sector Leader at EY in New York, joins the GRU podcast to speak with the IIF's Martin Boer about the concept of “Operational Resilience” -  the ability of firms to identify, detect, protect, adapt and respond to, as well as recover and learn from, operational disruptions like COVID-19. 

Saudi Arabia: Strongly Positioned to Respond to Twin Shocks

We project a deep recession in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the plunge in oil prices. Saudi Arabia can accommodate widening deficits given its large financial buffers and low debt. 
 

IIF ESG Webinar: Climate Scenario Analysis and TCFD Reporting

David Lunsford, Head of Climate Strategy & Policy at MSCI Climate Risk Center and the Co-founder of Carbon Delta, joins the IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Sonja Gibbs, to discuss climate scenario analysis and TCFD reporting.

GMV: COVID-19 and EM Policy Space

  The COVID-19 shock has prompted a historic policy response in the US. Fiscal stimulus will likely take government debt from 80 to 110 p...

China Spotlight: Fiscal Policy Toolbox And Room To Maneuver

This note analyzes the fiscal tools that China has used in recent years and examines whether there is room for further fiscal expansion, especially against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Macro Notes: Sharp Growth Slowdown in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth across Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to slow down markedly. This is a result of lower global demand and falling commodity prices. Lower growth will inhibit advances in living standards across the region. We are concerned that COVID-19 outbreaks in SSA could be disastrous. Multilateral support, including from the IMF, is needed going forward.

IIF Staff Paper: Financial Crime Risk Management and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This IIF Staff paper outlines examples of financial crime typologies the industry and law enforcement are currently seeing, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to ensure collective awareness of new and emerging threats.

IIF April 2020 Global Regulatory Update

The April 2020 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams.

Economic Views: COVID-19 and Frontier Market Funding

Relative to GDP, funding needs are lower than the EM average, but buffers in the form of reserve assets are significantly weaker.

The Libra Refresh

Libra’s refreshed white paper provides for a series of single-currency coins and greater regulatory oversight, but still leaves questions on KYC, monetary sovereignty for EMs, and the role of Facebook. 

 

 

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