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Briefing Note: Digitalization and Inclusion

This briefing note on digital inclusion examines the use of digitalization, digital identity, and changing infrastructures to promote a more inclusive economy. 

GMV: G-3 Currency Tensions

Recent ECB comments on the Euro sparked consternation, ... and have been likened to verbal intervention at a difficult time. The reality is that &...

Macro Notes: EM Asia - Much Less QE Than Expected

Many EM central banks started QE-like programs at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. This coincided with questions arising with respect to the financing of widening deficits. However, actual government bond purchases remain limited so far, including in Asia. Domestic investors appear to have stepped in to buy up additional sovereign issuance.

IIF Letter To G20 Regarding The Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI)

We remain strongly supportive of the intent behind the DSSI. However, we also recognize that the underlying premise may have changed—the issues in some countries are no longer temporary liquidity problems, but rather more fundamental solvency concerns. This letter sets out three key points which we believe are crucial.

CEEMEA Views: Turkey - External Financing Challenges Persist

Turkey’s current account balance will shift to a sizable deficit in 2020. Meanwhile, non-residents remain reluctant to finance the external gap. Residents’ strong FX demand adds to depreciation pressure on the Lira. Falling reserves constrain the CBRT’s ability to provide further stimulus.

Economic Views: Financing Brazil’s Fiscal Deficit

Brazil is running the largest fiscal deficit in EM, … but bond issuance remains modest year to date. Government deposits at the BCB funded ...

FRT Episode 76: The Digital Economy -- What’s Next?

The economy has been adapting and digitalizing rapidly in response to COVID-19, both in financial services and beyond. IIF economists and digital finance experts look forward at what this means not only in financial services but also for SMEs to keep pace with tech firms in a competitive eCommerce environment.

Data Ethics Briefing Note: Strategies and Techniques 

The first in a series of IIF briefing notes on data ethics, this note outlines useful case studies and practical strategies and techniques that financial services firms can implement to help ensure the ethical use of data in a rapidly digitizing world. 

Green Weekly Insight: Decade in Jeopardy

With only 10 years to go, emerging markets and low-income countries (LICs) are far off their 2030 SDG targets; Between 2011 and 2019, median public debt in LICs rose from 30% of GDP to 47%, and is expected to reach 54% in 2020.

GMV: The YCC Straitjacket and the BoJ

The Bank of Japan adopted Yield Curve Control (YCC) in September 2016. At the time, YCC was something of a “Hail Mary” to get reflation ...
 

 

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