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GMV: QE in Emerging Markets

The G-4 central banks are doing QE on an unprecedented scale, … led by the Fed whose weekly purchases annualize to $2.5 trillion Dollars, ......

The Big Questions: Ep. 4 - How Operational Resilience Helped Keep Firms Open During COVID-19

On this special episode of the Big Questions, we're looking back on a conversation between Jan Bellens, a partner and Global Banking & Capital...

IIF ESG Webinar: Quantifying the Impacts of Climate Change

This week's IIF ESG Webinar features Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder and CEO, Four Twenty Seven; and Jing Zhang, Managing Director, Global Head of Quantitative Research, Moody's; speaking with Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance.

Macro Notes: SSA Increasingly Reliant on Portfolio Flows

Pressure on SSA assets has intensified due to COVID-19 related shocks. In this note, we analyze the composition of external flows to the region. SSA has become more globally integrated and reliant on portfolio flows. This makes the region more exposed to swings in investor sentiment.

Lebanon - Some Light at the End of the Tunnel 

Lebanese authorities have developed a five-year comprehensive reform program, which could be supported by the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility. If implemented effectively we expect the macroeconomic situation to stabilize and an orderly debt restructuring, though significant challenges remain. 
 

IIF Sovereign Debt Webinar

This webinar addresses some of the significant questions about the credit implications of private sector participation in the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI)—in particular, whether in-scope countries can achieve suspension or payment deferral without triggering negative rating actions on country and bond ratings.

GRU Podcast: New Challenges in the Supervision of Global Insurers

IIF Insurance Lead Mary Frances Monroe discusses with Jonathan Dixon, IAIS Secretary General, the IAIS response to COVID-19 and how IAIS priorities are shifting as we recover from the global pandemic.

Sustainable Debt Monitor: Social Bonds to the Rescue 

In this special quarterly supplement to the Global Debt Monitor, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on sustainable debt markets (bond and loans), with comprehensive coverage of more than 150 countries across all sectors. 

Weekly Insight: G20 DSSI: What’s Owed to Private Creditors?

DSSI-eligible sovereigns owe nearly $13bn in debt service payments to external private creditors from May 1st to end-2020; However, only 26 of the 73 DSSI-eligible sovereigns have outstanding Eurobonds, comprising a total stock of some $70bn; Eurobond debt service through the end of this year amounts to $4.9bn, of which interest payments represent $3.7bn

Frontier LatAm: External Financing Risk Amid COVID-19 

COVID-19 has increased external funding challenges despite moderate borrowing needs. Notwithstanding oil price relief, collapsing remittances and tourism will weigh on current account receipts. While some countries have tapped global debt markets, uncertainty over financing sources remains. 

 

 

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