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Digital Services Taxation: Briefing Note 

This IIF member briefing note identifies key issues in a number of the current and emerging proposals, on a key topic that will merit ongoing monitoring.

IIF Response To IAIS Request For Feedback On COVID-19 

On September 4, the IIF submitted its response to the IAIS Request for Feedback on the Impact of COVID-19. 

Macro Notes: South Africa (Virtual) Trip Notes - Deficit Financing

Widening fiscal deficits could create financing challenges going forward. As the economy recovers, domestic investors may provide less funding. If fiscal consolidation is not realized, “prescribed assets" are one option. South Africa could also approach the IMF for a Stand-by-Arrangement.

ESG Webinar Series: How to Assess Climate and Nature Sovereign Risk

The How to Assess Climate and Nature Sovereign Risk webinar was part of the IIF ESG Webinar Series, which was designed to promote understanding of the rapidly evolving landscape for ESG disclosure and to align efforts to measure and track climate finance.

Economic Views: Can Brazil do Fiscal Adjustment?

Public spending increased as much as in DM to fight covid, ... but significant cuts are needed soon to meet the fiscal rule. We assess how challen...

IIF Responds to FATF CP on Proliferation Finance and Sanctions Obligations 

The IIF and the Wolfsberg Group responded to a FATF consultation on amendments to FATF Recommendation 1 and its Interpretative Note. 
 

Green Weekly Insight: Carbon Markets: Can't Trade What You Can't Price

Voluntary carbon offset (VCO) issuance has grown strongly in recent years, doubling in 2019 to nearly 130 MtCO2e; However, trading volumes have been subdued since peaking at 135 MtCO2e in 2008.

IIF Response to EIOPA Paper on Insurance Value Chain

On August 24, 2020, the IIF responded to the recent EIOPA Discussion Paper on the Insurance Value Chain and New Insurance Business Models Arising from Digitalization. 

GMV: The Fed Shift to Average Inflation Targeting

The Fed’s recent shift to average inflation targeting, ... and the related de-emphasis of NAIRU and output gaps, ... are a material step for...

Frontier LatAm: Ecuador’s External Challenges

The new IMF program improves the funding outlook. An external financing gap next year cannot be ruled out. High borrowing needs would require tapping additional sources. Limited REER adjustment could exacerbate external vulnerability. The February 2021 election adds program implementation risk. 

 

 

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