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IIF Capital Flows Tracker: Increasing Flows to EM

Portfolio inflows to Emerging Markets were $38 billion in April. Equity and debt inflows reached $14 billion and $24 billion, respectively. Net capital flows into EM rose to $27.7 billion in March.

Sustainable Finance in Focus: Green Loans—Kickoff Time!

The green loan market is still a niche but growing fast: gross issuance hit $60 billion in 2018—up by 30% from 2017    

Economic Views: What is Driving China’s Stabilization?

Our activity tracker slowed markedly in 2018, but has been broadly stable since September. Tariffs played a limited role in the slowdown, but are finally taking a toll on tradable sectors. Credit-intensive sectors are turning around, suggesting China’s policy stimulus still works.

FRT Episode 32: 3D Printing & Trade’s New Paradigm

Kati Suominen, Nextrade Group Founder and CEO, visits FRT to share her insights on the new paradigm for international trade. Kati describes how we may...

Frontier Markets Debt Monitor: Too much, too fast?

Frontier market debt rose by over $250 billion in 2018, reaching $3.2 trillion for the 26 countries in our sample. Zambia, Vietnam, and Tunisia saw the largest rise in debt ratios. 

April 2019 Global Regulatory Update and Podcast

The April 2019 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on the Financial Stability Board along with current work streams in Regulatory Capital, Recovery and Resolution, Cyber Security, Digital Finance, Sustainable Finance, Systemic Risk, Insurance and upcoming events. 

Weekly Insight: Winds of Change

EM assets have enjoyed tailwinds—more dovish Fed/ECB, better growth prospects, attractive valuations… but recent dollar strength and higher oil prices highlight risks ahead; Non-financial corporate EM FX debt up by over $2 trillion since 2009, pushing total EM FX debt to $5.3 trillion; High levels of dollarization reflect declining consumer confidence in Turkey and Argentina

Global Macro Views: Credit-Dependent Growth in EM

We scan across EM for where – besides Turkey – growth is heavily credit dependent. Colombia, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil and Poland have growth heavily linked to credit.

IIF Insurance Update - April 2019

The April edition of the Insurance Update provides targeted updates on IIF insurance activities and events, and highlights relevant IIF publications or related regulatory developments in other fields. 

Economic Views: External Funding Risk in Argentina

Increasing international reserves provide a buffer, but inflows excluding official support are still weak. Amortization is lower in 2019 but still sizable and renewed domestic capital flight remains a risk.



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