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Pro-cyclicality implications of IFRS 9 and the RWA framework

Since the 2009 G20 Pittsburgh Summit, pro-cyclicality has rightly been a prominent concern within the regulatory community. Some particular initiative

Global Macro Views: Core Capital Flows for Saudi Arabia

We develop a measure of core capital flows for Saudi Arabia, which has a similar intuition to widely-used core inflation metrics. Core CPI strips o

Capital Flows to the MENA Region - Bouncing Back

Non-resident capital inflows to MENA should rise to $224 billion this year, equivalent to about 8% of the region's GDP. The projected increase for MEN

IIF Capital Flows Tracker: The Road Gets Bumpier

Non-resident portfolio flows to emerging markets declined sharply in February, ending a 14-month streak of net inflows.' Against the backdrop of broad

Weekly Insight: Hoping for a Safety Net

"¢ Risk appetite still dented; tighter financial conditions hurt "¢ Higher hedging costs renew questions about foreign appetite for Treasuries "¢ EM p

Global Macro Views: The Bond Market Sell-Off

Longer-term Treasury yields have risen sharply year-to-date. A key question for markets is whether the sell-off will continue. We examine the various

Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey - 2017Q4

The composite index for the 2017Q4 Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey reached 51.2 pts, increasing by 0.4 pts compared to 2017Q3. This is

IIF Insurance Update - February 2018

This newsletter is designed to provide a targeted monthly update on IIF insurance activities and events, and highlight some relevant IIF publications

Weekly Insight: Shifting from Neutral

Will the Fed go much further above neutral? Still plenty of negative-yielding sovereign bonds out there EM outflows revert to inflows-green shoots for

Frontier Markets Report: New Opportunities, New Risks

Frontier markets have rewarded investors in recent years with high returns, lower volatility, and lower correlation with global assets.' However, mark



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