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Sustainable Finance In Focus: New Approaches to Private Sector Funding for Sustainable Development

Welcome to 2020 -- the “Decade of Delivery” for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IIF Capital Flows Tracker: Flows Slide as Coronavirus Rattles Markets

Portfolio flows to EM stood at $3.4 bn in February. Equity and debt were -$9.7 bn and $13.2 bn, respectively. Net capital flows to EM reached $40.2 bn in January.

CEEMEA Views: Ethiopia’s IMF Program Will Grow Buffers

Ethiopia has experienced the world’s highest real GDP growth in recent years. But high external financing needs and low reserves represent vulnerabilities. The recently approved IMF program will allow for buffers to be established. Structural reforms, in particular of SOEs, are needed for sustainable growth.

IIF Response to BCBS Consultation on Revisions to Market Risk Disclosures

On February 14, 2020 the IIF responded to a BCBS consultation on revisions to market risk disclosure requirements.

Green Weekly Insight: The Race for Better ESG Disclosure

Could green be the new safe haven? Flows to ESG-dedicated equity funds remain robust in February. Global environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure varies widely: it’s more prevalent in Singapore, Malaysia and China but firms tend to focus on only a few data points.  Governance disclosures remain largely incomplete. The level of environmental disclosure is highest among firms in Europe, Hong Kong, and South Africa. Only 60% of large companies listed in the S&P 1200 index disclose data on carbon emissions. 

GMV: A Growing Credit Impulse across EM

Last week we identified a building credit impulse in Turkey, ... rivaling in size the Q1 2019 credit expansion ahead of elections.  There are...

China Spotlight: Banks’ Insatiable Appetite for Capital

Though the average capital adequacy ratio of Chinese banks is higher than the required minimum, banks still need to raise more capital for both regulatory and business reasons. Chinese policymakers have introduced new rules and instruments to help bank capitalization. 

FRT Episode 60: Realizing the Digital Promise – Part 1

The first report in our new IIF-Deloitte series Realizing the Digital Promise explores the key internal and external challenges financial institutions face in their digital transformation journeys.

Macro Notes: SSA - Low Productivity Gains Weigh on Growth

Real convergence in Sub-Saharan Africa has been weak despite robust growth. We believe that low total factor productivity growth is partially responsible. Furthermore, relatively weak investment is weighing on economic activity. As population growth slows, both will be key for standard-of-living gains.

Economic Views: Sustainable Growth in Turkey

Turkey’s growth is volatile around a downward trend, … and expansions are linked to wide external imbalances. We show this pattern ma...



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