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All About the Green, Episode 2: Marisa Buchanan, Executive Director of Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase

The newest episode of our “All About the Green” podcast takes a look at the important topic of reporting on climate and ESG risks and oppo...

Global Macro Views: Nonsense Output Gaps and Labor Markets

A common opposing view to our nonsense output gap series is that employment has almost fully recovered, so how can a substantial amount of labor market slack remain? Rising labor participation among women flatters the picture, which we filter out by looking at prime-age male employment. Our work points to still significant slack in Spain, Italy and Greece.

IIF Series on Digital Identity – Key Concepts

The IIF is engaging in a thematic, 3-part series of papers on Digital Identities, covering AML frameworks, financial inclusion and business opportunities. 

FRT Episode 41: IIF Machine Learning Roundtable

The IIF 2nd Machine Learning Roundtable was held in Frankfurt on June 19 hosted by Commerzbank, and speakers Kerem Tomak (Commerzbank), and Farhaad Amod (Nedbank) join us to share their top takeaways (with Brad Carr, Natalia Bailey, and Adrien Delle Case).

Economic Views: The Drivers of EM Current Accounts

We scan current accounts from a savings-investment angle, analyzing the contributions of public and private imbalances. Argentina’s external imbalances are mostly fiscal in nature, while Turkey’s are driven by a credit-dependent private sector. South Africa and Colombia run twin fiscal and external deficits.

IIF Capital Flows Tracker: Flows to EM Recover

Portfolio flows to Emerging Markets were $40.8 bn in June, the highest level in 5 months. Our tracking shows a surge in flows, driven by a strong recovery in Chinese equities. Equity and debt flows were $12.6 billion and $28.2 billion, respectively. Net capital flows into EM were -$18.6 billion in May.

CEEMEA Views: EU Structural Funds Boost Growth in CEE

EU structural funds have boosted growth in Eastern Europe, allowing for strong income convergence with the rest of the EU. Cuts in the 2021-27 EU budget will lead to smaller contributions, but a sudden slowdown is unlikely, and convergence will continue.

IIF Insurance Update - June 2019

The June edition of the Insurance Update provides targeted updates on IIF insurance activities and events, and highlights relevant IIF publications or related regulatory developments in other fields. 

Weekly Insight: Hedging G20 bets

Negative-yielding debt hits a fresh record high of over $13 trillion; 75% of that is safe-haven government bonds; Low borrowing costs could provide some breathing room for EMs with high government financing needs; Climate change risks aren’t just domestic: over $29 trillion of G20 (mostly G7) cross-border investments are at risk. With awareness of these risks on the rise, our Green Flows Tracker shows net inflows of $2bn in Q2 (and record inflows for June); Insurer perspectives on LIBOR transition: the regulatory framework for EU insurers still requires a LIBOR-based term structure as the discount rate for insurance obligations.  

Leveraging Technologies to Improve the Quality and Maximize the Productivity of Agent Models

This brief examines the role of technological innovation as a potential driver for improving the quality and maximizing the productivity of agent models through in-depth interviews with industry experts and senior bank officers, and supplemented by a review of the literature.

 

 

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