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ESG Webinar: The ESG Data Requirements - The Fundamentals

This week's IIF ESG Webinar featured Leon Saunders Calvert, Head of Sustainable Finance, Lipper and IA Insights at Refinitiv, speaking with Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance.

Economic Views: Monetization of Fiscal Deficits in EM

Widening fiscal deficits in EM will pose a financing challenge. We focus on funding options in Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey. Banks can fund Tu...

The Big Questions: Ep. 5 - The European Central Bank Response To The Crisis

Philip Lane, Chief Economist, European Central Bank, spoke with Tim Adams, IIF President and CEO, at the IIF's virtual European Conference on Tuesday, May 26th.

IIF Capital Flows Tracker: Timid Recovery in Flows

Portfolio flows to EM stood at $4.1 bn in May. Equity and debt inflows were $0.7 bn and 3.5 bn. EM x/ China equity flows remain depressed.

CEEMEA Views: Ghana - Preserving IMF Program Gains

We assess Ghana’s external financing risk as low compared to regional peers. Eurobond issuance and multilateral support help offset impact of COVID-19. As a result, we estimate only moderate reserve losses of $800 mn in 2020. External debt amortization appears manageable this year and over 2021-22. Outflows could be triggered if deficits grow and/or are financed by the BOG.

GCC: Grappling With Its Worst Economic Crisis 

Shocked by COVID-19 and the plunge in oil prices, the six GCC states will experience their worst recession in history. However, most GCC public sectors and banks are well positioned to absorb the shocks due to their large buffers and aggressive fiscal adjustments. 

Weekly Insight: Corporate Debt in the Crosshairs

With COVID-19 clouding corporate revenue and earnings prospects, highly-leveraged firms will struggle with debt service; 

IIF Letter To G20, IMF, World Bank and Paris Club On the Private Sector Terms of Reference for the G20/Paris Club DSSI

Informed by our working group discussions, this letter is meant to frame the accompanying Terms of Reference for private sector consideration of borrower requests within the DSSI.

Terms of Reference for Voluntary Private Sector Participation in the G20/Paris Club DSSI

The Terms of Reference are a toolkit for DSSI-eligible sovereign borrowers that request forbearance from their private creditors. This new framework offers a flexible template for in-scope borrowers and their private creditors to advance conversations and enable voluntary debt service suspension, on terms in line with official bilateral creditors.

GMV: How Abnormal Were Q1 Outflows From EM?

Non-resident portfolio outflows from EM have been large, amounting to a five standard deviation shock in March and April.




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