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Uzbekistan: Opening towards the world 

Following the change in political leadership, Uzbekistan embarked on a path of structural reforms and economic opening. Growth is expected to pick up driven by large public investments. Continued credit boom, slowing reform momentum and external shocks present key challenges to the outlook. 

FRT Episode 48: Cloud and Critical Infrastructure

IIF authors Brad Carr and Daniel Pujazon debrief our recent paper on Cloud Service Providers, and some of the potential regulatory treatments for the increasingly critical role they play in the financial system.

IIF Joins 11 Other Associations In Letter In Support Of ILLICIT CASH Act

The Institute for International Finance joined a broad coalition of trade associations in submitting this letter to Congress in support of the Illicit Cash Act.

Weekly Insight: Going for Green

Buzz from Climate Week in New York—key role of financial firms in the transition to a low-carbon economy; Carbon pricing in focus—politically challenging but progress being made; Footprint of foreign banks in China still small — less than 2% of sector assets — and likely to remain so in the medium term…key growth impediments include digital bank competition, trade/geopolitical tensions, and limited retail banking prospects

GMV: The Manufacturing Recession vs the Services Economy

The global outlook is in a horse race between weak manufacturing and solid services. We show there is little spillover from weak manufacturing to th...

Machine Learning Recommendations for Policymakers 

This paper articulates how policymakers and supervisors can assist in ensuring safe machine learning innovation, harnessing the benefits of these new technologies while minimizing and mitigating risks.

Macro Notes: Sanctions Unlikely to Stop Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream will change gas transit in Europe, allowing Russian gas to reach Western Europe while bypassing Ukraine. Transit through Ukrainian pipelines could decrease as much as 80%, widening the current account deficit and increasing financing needs. Sanctions on both pipeline projects are being discussed in Congress.

Economic Views: Argentina’s Public Financing Needs

Public financing needs are high by EM standards, ... and projected to remain so for an extended period. Intra-public sector debt holdings are sign...

Weekly Insight: Keep calm and repo on

USD funding markets under scrutiny—liquidity squeeze prompts Fed cash injection and IOER cut; Growing reliance on the USD in funding markets and international trade leaves other countries vulnerable to spillovers; USD-denominated debt outside the USD rises to almost $12 trillion in Q1 2019; Climate-related capital flows to emerging markets on track to exceed $80 billion in 2019—but private flows still small; Carbon pricing initiatives are on the rise, but there’s scope for much more progress  

IIF September Global Regulatory Update 

The September 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, Insurance and upcoming events. 




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