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IIF letter to Japanese FSA regarding Market Fragmentation

This letter has been submitted to Mr. Ryozo Himino, Vice Minister for International Affairs at the Japanese Financial Services Agency, following up on the Market Fragmentation work currently being undertaken by the Financial Stability Board and the Japanese Presidency of the G20. 

IOSCO Consultation: Sustainable Fin. in EM - Role of Securities Regulators

The IIF has submitted a response letter to IOSCO Consultation Report entitled “Sustainable finance in emerging markets and the role of securities regulators.”

Global Debt Monitor Insights: Growing Risks for Low-income Countries

Debt vulnerabilities in low-income countries once again are becoming a source of concern, with total external debt and government indebtedness reaching their highest levels since 2005  

April 2019 Capital Flows to Emerging Markets

Surprisingly,  EM currencies have been quite a mixed bag, and our high frequency tracking of flows shows a mixed rebound in Q1. We believe the underlying issue is that investors are over-positioned, with a positioning overhang after a decade of loose G-3 monetary policy. We upgrade our capital flows projection to EM only modestly, with non-resident flows of $1,260 bn in 2019, after $1,135 bn in 2018.

Weekly Insight: Let a thousand debates bloom

Markets reassess chances for a Fed rate cut this year amid more optimism on trade talks, Chinese growth; Policy backdrop feeds into asset valuation in emerging markets; China may be taking a break from deleveraging, but non-financial corporate debt is still over 150% of GDP and at over 50% of GDP, household debt in China is well above the EM average—and growing strongly

Country Report: Algeria - Era of Change Has Begun

In the face of popular pressure, President Bouteflika stepped down after 20 years in power, yet much uncertainty remains about the transition to a new government. Algeria’s growth model of hydrocarbon-financed public spending is not feasible with low oil prices, and wide-ranging reforms are needed.

Commercial Bank & Central Bank Digital Currencies: Prudential Treatments

Commercial Bank Coins and Central Bank Digital Currencies: Potential Prudential Treatments.

Global Macro Views: Credit-Dependent Growth in Turkey

Another credit expansion has been underway during Q1 of this year, and again coincided with rising volatility in the $/TRY exchange rate. Volatile markets necessitate a shift away from credit-driven growth, to a new growth model with an emphasis on structural reforms.

Global Debt Monitor - April 2019

“Only” $3.3 trillion was added to the global debt mountain last year, bringing the total at over $243 trillion.

IIF Capital Flows Tracker: Softer Flows to EM

Portfolio inflows to Emerging Markets were $25 billion in March. Equity and debt inflows reached $8 billion and $18 billion, respectively. Net capital flows rose into positive territory in February.

 

 

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