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Singapore FinTech Festival 2019 

The IIF’s key observations and takeaways from the fourth Singapore FinTech Festival, held November 11-15. 

AATG Episode 4: Mike Ferguson, S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance

S&P Global Ratings’ Director of Sustainable Finance, Mike Ferguson, at the IIF's AMM

Weekly Insight: Looking for a fix

ECB tiering—how much help for Europe’s banks?; Low rates spur institutional investors’ appetite for alternatives—now over 25% of U.S. public pension fund allocations; Shift towards renewable energy continues to grow—but there’s a long road ahead; Many major emerging markets remain heavily reliant on coal for power generation—notably South Africa, China and India    

Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey - 2019Q2

Lending Conditions Tightening EM bank lending conditions tightened in 2019Q2. Trade finance is the only sub-index easing. All regions except...

FRT Episode 53: Chris Giancarlo and the Digital Dollar

Former CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo joins us at the Singapore FinTech Festival to discuss his proposal for a Digital Dollar with the IIF’s Brad Carr and Conan French.

GMV: Is the Dollar Overshooting versus EM Currencies?

The Dollar has risen to a record high versus EM currencies. We investigate if this Dollar strength is the beginning of a trend, ...  or if va...

IIF November Global Regulatory Update 

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

Macro Notes: Can Russia Boost Growth?

Russian authorities announced a policy pivot towards growth. National projects exceed 3% of GDP per year over 2019-24. Apart from national projects, policies will likely remain tight. We therefore expect only a modest pickup in Russia’s growth.

Lebanon: Outflow Controls Show Need for Reform 

Lebanon's capital controls may avert short-term crisis. Yet they can pose a long-term cost by discouraging inflows, which play a pivotal role in the country's economic model. Timely formation of a new government with a strong commitment to reform can boost confidence and enable removal of controls. 

Economic Views: Chile’s Moderate External Vulnerability

Chile is in focus as the social situation remains in flux. External vulnerability is moderate relative to other EMs. Depreciation will narrow the ...



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