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Green Weekly Insight: Financing a Sustainable Recovery

Social issues to the fore: growing tensions in the U.S. could undermine efforts to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak;

Realizing the Digital Promise: Part 2 

This second paper in a three-part series , "Realizing the Digital Promise: Key Enablers for Digital Transformation in Financial Services," examines the key enablers for overcoming the challenges that were set out in our first report.

GMV: The Growing Case for Flexible EM Exchange Rates

The COVID-19 shock has seen many EMs drop their “fear of floating,” ... with many currencies weakening at unprecedented speed and severi...

Macro Notes: The EM/FM Remittances Challenge

Non-resident flows to emerging and frontier markets will contract sharply in 2020. Remittances have become an important, countercyclical, source of inflows for EM. In 2020, however, they will likely be much lower due to the global nature of shocks. High-frequency data show that the deceleration had already begun in the 1st quarter. Central America and the Caribbean, the Philippines, and Egypt are most exposed.

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. 




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