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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.

FRT Episode 29: Partnering with Start-ups

Barclays UK Ventures CEO Ben Davey joins FRT to discuss banks’ partnerships with FinTech start-ups, sharing his experiences in working to overco...

Weekly Insight: Sense and Sustainability

Sustainable growth high on the policy agenda; Market fragmentation poses risks for scaling up green finance markets; Demographic and social challenges for growth in China point to a decline in savings rates and home sales

Global Macro Views: The EM Positioning Problem

After a decade of super easy monetary policy in the G-3 countries, our data show that an EM positioning overhang may have built up, with successive dovish Fed shifts becoming less and less EM positive. Setting aside China, this latest rebound in flows to EM looks weak, with only Indonesia and Mexico seeing meaningful Q1 inflows.

IIF Response to Preliminary FSB Consultation on SME Financing

The IIF has responded to the initial consultation of the FSB on the effects of financial regulatory reforms on SME financing.

Letter on Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Principles to the EC TEG

In a letter to the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, the IIF sets out six principles regarding the need for a sustainable finance taxonomy that can be practical, internationally-applicable, and readily adapted to the needs of users in different jurisdictions.

Capital Flows to MENAP Region: Prospects Remain Strong

Non-resident capital flows to MENAP are projected to rise slightly to $215 billion in 2019. Strong fundamentals in key countries, including large financial buffers and low debt, should support flows. Sovereign bond issuance will remain the main source of non-resident capital inflows.

Weekly Insight: The Good Place

Stretching out policy support; U.S. banks build up holdings of domestic government debt—potential liquidity risk?; Higher U.S. budget deficits will keep net borrowing needs at high levels; Less foreign demand for Treasuries—though domestic demand has remained solid

 

 

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