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Macro Notes: Sharp Growth Slowdown in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth across Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to slow down markedly. This is a result of lower global demand and falling commodity prices. Lower growth will inhibit advances in living standards across the region. We are concerned that COVID-19 outbreaks in SSA could be disastrous. Multilateral support, including from the IMF, is needed going forward.

IIF Staff Paper: Financial Crime Risk Management and the COVID-19 Pandemic

This IIF Staff paper outlines examples of financial crime typologies the industry and law enforcement are currently seeing, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to ensure collective awareness of new and emerging threats.

IIF April 2020 Global Regulatory Update

The April 2020 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams.

Economic Views: COVID-19 and Frontier Market Funding

Relative to GDP, funding needs are lower than the EM average, but buffers in the form of reserve assets are significantly weaker.

The Libra Refresh

Libra’s refreshed white paper provides for a series of single-currency coins and greater regulatory oversight, but still leaves questions on KYC, monetary sovereignty for EMs, and the role of Facebook. 

FRT Episode 65: ABA Innovations for Smaller US Banks

Rob Morgan visits FRT to share how the American Bankers Association (ABA) initiatives are helping smaller US banks access business innovations.

CEEMEA Views: The COVID-19 Shock to Emerging Europe

COVID-19 is projected to bring about a 4.7% output contraction in 2020. This is partly the result of the looming deep recession in the Euro area. Virus containment measures will also lead to weaker domestic demand. Markedly wider fiscal deficits could intensify debt sustainability concerns.

IIF Letter To IAIS On Avoiding Measures That Would Abrogate Existing Insurance Contracts

This letter from IIF President and CEO, Tim Adams, to the IAIS comments on legislative proposals that would require the payment of business interruption or other insurance claims notwithstanding the fact that the contracts in question often do not cover pandemics such as COVID-19, and some contracts in contain specific pandemic exclusions.

GRU Podcast: McKinsey & Co. on the Importance of Enabling and Strengthening Cyber Resilience

Merlina Manocaran and Soumya Banerjee of McKinsey & Company spoke with Martin Boer of the Institute of International Finance to discuss the key findings of our joint IIF/McKinsey survey and research project on cyber resilience.

Weekly Insight: G20 Calls Time Out On Debt Service

G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) calls on creditors to freeze debt repayments for poorest nations upon request; External debt in DSSI-eligible countries tops $750 billion, $510 billion of which is long-term external public sector debt; DSSI-eligible countries face external debt service payments of some $140 billion in 2020




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