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LatAm Views: Deep Recession 

COVID-19 has affected Latin America through multiple channels. Pre-existing challenges and increased exposure put the region in a difficult position. We project a deep recession this year amid a sudden stop in capital flows and limited policy space. 


Green Weekly Insight: ESG in the Time of COVID-19

As public health restrictions wear on, market assess how stimulus and support measures might shape the recovery; ESG-friendly equities and corporate bonds continue to outperform their peers in major global markets, including the U.S.; ESG-dedicated ETFs saw net inflows of over $3.7 billion in March, with a strong upswing in early April; A sustainable way to finance COVID-19 costs: social bond issuance has surged to near $7 billion in early April

FRT Episode 64: Trade, Technology and COVID with Kati Suominen

Kati Suominen returns to FRT, discussing how the COVID-19 experience will accelerate technology adoption and overhaul trade patterns.

IIF letter to IMF, World Bank, OECD and Paris Club on Debt of LICs

On behalf of the IIF membership—over 450 global firms across the financial services industry—President and CEO Tim Adams expresses our grave concern about the threat to debt sustainability posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Capital Flows Report: Sudden Stop in Emerging Markets

We revise global GDP growth in 2020 down significantly to -2.8%. This means that the COVID-19 shock is worse than the GFC in 2009. The IIF’s tracking of portfolio flows shows an unprecedented outflow. Our projections show some risk of further outflows in the 2nd quarter.

Economic Views: EM Funding Needs in the COVID-19 Shock

EM funding needs are still high despite current account adjustment.

IIF And ISDA Letter To The G20 Group of Finance Ministers And Central Bank Governors About Dollar Liquidity

Tim Adams, President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance, and Scott O’Malia, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, sent recommendations to the G20 Group of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors aimed at improving dollar liquidity issues for both developed and emerging markets.

IIF ESG Webinar With 2° Investing Initiative: New Stress Test Scenarios For COVID-19

Sonja Gibbs, IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, joins Jakob Thomä, Managing Director and Co-Founder of 2° Investing Init...

Macro Notes: 2020 Capital Flows Outlook for Emerging Markets

The COVID-19 shock has led to a pronounced sudden stop in EM. Out short-term portfolio tracker shows record outflows in 2020Q1. We expect a modest recovery in capital flows in the 2nd half of 2020. Nevertheless, capital flows to EM will be much weaker than in 2019. Given uneven EM policy space, multilateral support will be needed.

Modeling ECL During COVID-19: Providing Flexibility To Avoid Procyclicality 

The focus of this Staff Paper is on how new ECL standards work, how they introduce procyclicality under deteriorating credit conditions, and what actions and guidance regulators and accounting standard-setting bodies have issued to help avoid excessive procyclicality in the current crisis. 




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