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IIF Capital Flows Tracker: Flows Continue to Recover

Portfolio flows to EM stood at $32.9 bn in June. Equity and debt inflows were $9.5 bn and 23.5 bn. EM x/ China equity flows post marginal gains. ...

Macro Notes: South Africa - Issuance to Rise as Investors Return

The Supplementary Budget Review shows higher deficits and quickly rising debt. Nonetheless, foreign investors returned in May and yields have fallen sharply. A credible consolidation strategy is needed in October to sustain investor interest. Plans hinge on cuts to non-interest spending that will be difficult to implement.

Cloud Computing: A Vital Enabler in Times of Disruption

This paper explores how cloud architecture represents a key element to effectively manage the new scenario generated by the pandemic, supporting a resilient infrastructure and overcoming the bandwidth limitations of traditional architectures.

Economic Views: Financing Mexico’s Fiscal Deficit

We study the financing of the fiscal deficit in Mexico. In the past, foreigners funded sizable fiscal deficits, … but now they are retrench...

Market Snapshot: EM and FM Sovereign Credit Markets - Open for Business

After a challenging Q1, emerging and frontier market international bond issuance picked up significantly in Q2. High yield sovereign borrowers have been accessing the market; borrowing costs are well below peak Q1 levels. We see robust issuance in most emerging and frontier markets, though sub-Saharan African borrowers are notably absent.

CEEMEA Views: Kenya - Lower Oil Price Alleviates Pressure

Growth will slow down sharply to 0.9% in 2020 as a result of the global recession. Lower oil prices will help offset a decline in exports and collapse of tourism revenues. Support from multilaterals should keep reserve losses manageable at around $1.5 bn. The main downside risk for external financing is a sharp rise of oil prices in 2020H2. Furthermore, a steeper decline in non-resident FDI would be a source of concern.

Green Weekly Insight: Will COVID-19 reinvigorate the ESG agenda?

Rising debt levels amidst COVID-19 may constrain capacity for investment in climate change mitigation and SDGs; A green recovery is critical to reduce emissions but also to boost job creation: $1tn annually in green energy investment could create 9 million jobs in three years, while reducing emissions by 15%; Some $11 trillion in global fiscal stimulus has been approved, but less than 1% of this pandemic response is “green”; The European Commission’s €750 billion budget proposal is by far the largest green package — but faces several obstacles in obtaining approval in European Council negotiations next month

Green Weekly Insight: Will COVID-19 reinvigorate the ESG agenda?

Rising debt levels amidst COVID-19 may constrain capacity for investment in climate change mitigation and SDGs; A green recovery is critical to reduce emissions but also to boost job creation: $1tn annually in green energy investment could create 9 million jobs in three years, while reducing emissions by 15%; Some $11 trillion in global fiscal stimulus has been approved, but less than 1% of this pandemic response is “green”; The European Commission’s €750 billion budget proposal is by far the largest green package — but faces several obstacles in obtaining approval in European Council negotiations next month

GMV: COVID-19 and the US Labor Market

Unlike previous recessions, the COVID-19 shock hit services employment especially hard. Many jobs that have been lost are in services like retail, e...

FRT Episode 70: Realizing the Digital Promise Part. 2 - Key Enablers for Digital Transformation in Financial Services

Deloitte’s Puneet Kakar joins fellow co-authors Conan French and Dennis Ferenzy from the IIF to discuss insights from the latest installment in our joint series on digital transformation.

 

 

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