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September 2020 EM Growth Tracker

This month’s Growth Tracker suggests trade across EM is starting to recover, the outlook is further supported by improving business surveys and ...

Macro Notes: Russia - NS2 and Other Sanctions Explained

Investors are concerned about the possibility of additional sanctions on Russia. German officials have threatened action against Nord Stream 2 in recent weeks. This would have important geopolitical, but likely limited economic, implications. Additional sanctions by the U.S. could depend on the 2020 presidential election. However, the Russian economy is substantially less vulnerable compared to 2014.

IIF September 2020 Global Regulatory Update 

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

Economic Views: Capital Flows to EM Government Bonds

Flows to EM suffered heavily at the onset of the covid-19 crisis. We zoom in on flows to government bonds during this episode. Outflows from local...

IIF Response to EBA De-Risking Consultation 

The IIF and the Wolfsberg Group responded to a consultation of the European Banking Authority on de-risking in financial services. 

Commodity Markets: Stabilization Amid Uncertainty 

Commodity prices remain subject to heightened levels of uncertainty as reopening efforts continue to evolve. We expect Brent oil prices to remain steady in 2020-2021 and natural gas prices to increase modestly. Base metals could balance in 2021, limiting further increases in prices. 

Green Weekly Insight: Tech Selloff Dents ESG Stocks

Early September tech selloff has dented this year’s outperformance of ESG indices, which tend to be tech-heavy; However, appetite for ESG ETFs remains strong, with ytd flows nearing $140bn (vs just $25bn over the same period in 2019)

IIF Insurance Update - August/September 2020 

The August/September edition of the Insurance Update provides targeted updates on IIF insurance activities and events, and highlights relevant IIF publications or related regulatory developments in other fields. 

GMV: The COVID-19 Shock and Global Growth

The COVID-19 shock has us forecasting a global recession of -3.8 percent in 2020, … substantially worse than the -0.4 percent contraction in ...

Digital Services Taxation: Briefing Note 

This IIF member briefing note identifies key issues in a number of the current and emerging proposals, on a key topic that will merit ongoing monitoring.

 

 

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