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Economic Views: Rollover Risk in Brazil

Brazil used government deposits to fund the fiscal deficit, … which is equivalent to short-term borrowing via BCB repos. The maturity of ne...

Quick Take: US Election Referenda – Data & Digital Policies 

The November 3, 2020 election featured a series of such referenda, including four that relate to data and digital policy topics.

IIF/GFMA responds to Basel Committee 'Principles for Operational Resilience'

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) have submitted a joint response letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) supporting the draft principles put forward in their Consultative Document “Principles for operational resilience.”

IIF/GFMA Responds to Basel Committee on 'Revisions to the Principles for the Sound Management of Operational Risk'

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) submitted a joint response letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) Consultative Document “Revisions to the principles for the sound management of operational risk.” 

FRT Episode 79: Sandboxes: Innovating for Inclusion

Ivo Jenik of the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) discusses the opportunities and critical dependencies for digitalization to support greater financial inclusion, and key learnings for the application of regulatory sandboxes.

GMV: Large Devaluations in EM

Many emerging market currencies have fallen sharply this year, … after trend-depreciating in real terms for many years prior to 2020. We sc...

Macro Notes: Tourism-Related BoP Adjustments in 2020-21

The outlook for tourism remains challenging as COVID-19 infections are rising again. Together with capital flows dynamics, this could require significant BoP adjustments. Import compression should contribute but reserves will likely remain under pressure. Tourism will likely not fully recover in 2021 and external stress on some EMs persist.

MENA: Capital Flows Remain Elevated 

Sovereigns are increasingly tapping capital markets to finance fiscal deficits. Private inflows to the MENA region continue to be dominated by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. Resident outflows are declining but still exceed inflows. FDI remains subdued and concentrated in the energy sector. 

Briefing Note: G20 Digital Finance Update 

With the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in October, a series of official sector reports were released on various digital finance topics.

Economic Views: EM Government Bond Portfolios

We expand our database of flows to local-currency govies, … into positioning indicators and detailed valuation effects. Outflows and especi...



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