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Green Weekly Insight: What if? A closer look at climate scenarios

The sustainable bond universe is fast approaching $1 trillion, with green bonds making up over 70% of the total; Sustainable loans in vogue: a sharp rise in issuance in 2019-20 has brought total stock to over $500 billion; Understanding climate scenarios: the role of “representative concentration pathways” for greenhouse gases 
 

Global Macro Views: Credit Expansion in Turkey

A succession of credit expansions shaped Turkey’s macro picture in recent years. The large credit expansion in 2017 boosted growth that year t...

Lebanon: Origins of the Crisis 

The fixed exchange rate was not adequately supported by other policies. Loose fiscal policy pushed public debt to unsustainable levels, while a slowdown of capital inflows, corruption, and regional conflicts weakened economic prospects. A viable economic program with international financing is key. 

IIF Shares Its Regulatory Priorities With The New European Commission 

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) on February 11th conveyed its financial services regulatory priorities for engagement with the new European Commission in a letter to Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis. 

Realizing the Digital Promise: Part 1

The Top Nine Challenges to Digital Transformation for Financial Institutions

Frontier Market Debt Monitor: Rising Debt And Climate Risk

Driven mainly by government borrowing, the debt to GDP ratio in frontier markets hit a fresh all-time high of 114% in Q3 2019, with total debt nearing $3.2 trillion, up by nearly $75 billion in the first three quarters of 2019. 

IIF White Paper - Market Interventions: U.S. Sanctions on Russia

Economic sanctions are a form of government market intervention and can have significant unintended and uncertain consequences—particularly if they are placed on an economy highly integrated into the global economy and the international financial system. In this respect, the measures taken by the United States and its allies against Russia beginning in 2014 represented a paradigm shift.

Economic Views: India’s Challenging Fiscal Outlook

We assess the medium-term implications of India’s budget, … in the context of high public debt and gross financing needs. Planned fis...

Sustainable Finance In Focus: Back to Basics - The Pyramid

As part of our new line of sustainability-themed research, we are launching a series of short "back-to-basics" notes, aiming to bring some clarity to the complex ecosystem of climate data, risk assessment methodologies, taxonomy and reporting. Our Sustainable Finance Pyramid sets out a framework of "building blocks" for the assessment of climate-related risks—and opportunities.  This toolkit supports effective disclosure—vital for regulators, policymakers and investors. 

IIF Responds to Basel Voluntary Sovereign Exposures Disclosure Consultation 

The Institute of International Finance on February 14th submitted a response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Consultative Document on Voluntary Disclosure of Sovereign Exposures. 

 

 

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