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Economic Views: EM Funding Needs in the COVID-19 Shock

EM funding needs are still high despite current account adjustment.

IIF And ISDA Letter To The G20 Group of Finance Ministers And Central Bank Governors About Dollar Liquidity

Tim Adams, President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance, and Scott O’Malia, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, sent recommendations to the G20 Group of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors aimed at improving dollar liquidity issues for both developed and emerging markets.

IIF ESG Webinar With 2° Investing Initiative: New Stress Test Scenarios For COVID-19

Sonja Gibbs, IIF's Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, joins Jakob Thomä, Managing Director and Co-Founder of 2° Investing Init...

Macro Notes: 2020 Capital Flows Outlook for Emerging Markets

The COVID-19 shock has led to a pronounced sudden stop in EM. Out short-term portfolio tracker shows record outflows in 2020Q1. We expect a modest recovery in capital flows in the 2nd half of 2020. Nevertheless, capital flows to EM will be much weaker than in 2019. Given uneven EM policy space, multilateral support will be needed.

Modeling ECL During COVID-19: Providing Flexibility To Avoid Procyclicality 

The focus of this Staff Paper is on how new ECL standards work, how they introduce procyclicality under deteriorating credit conditions, and what actions and guidance regulators and accounting standard-setting bodies have issued to help avoid excessive procyclicality in the current crisis. 

GMV: Exchange Rate Valuations in the COVID-19 Shock

Emerging market currencies have experienced very large depreciations. Ordinarily our exchange rate models would be signaling large undervaluations. ...

April 2020 Global Debt Monitor: COVID-19 Lights a Fuse

Global debt across all sectors rose by over $10 trillion in 2019, topping $255 trillion. At over 322% of GDP, global debt is now 40 percentage points ($87 trillion) higher than at the onset of the 2008 financial crisis—a sobering realization as governments worldwide gear up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Big Questions: Ep. 3 - Reflecting On The G20 Leaders' Summit Statement, And Evaluating South Africa

In a special two-part episode, IIF Executive Vice President of Research and Policy, Clay Lowery, joins host Dylan Riddle to discuss the outcome of the G20 extraordinary virtual leadership summit. Later in the episode, Deputy Chief Economist Elina Ribakova reflects on South Africa's recent downgrade and outlines what is next for the key emerging market. 

Weekly Insight: COVID-19 hammers equity valuations

COVID-19 sends equity valuations plummeting worldwide: the U.S. cyclically adjusted P/E ratio (price to average long-term real earnings) is just below its long-term average, while Germany, France and EMs CAPEs are already near historic lows.

In Conversation: The Policy Response And Future Policy Challenges In Response To COVID-19

In this special edition of the Global Regulatory Update, Andres Portilla, Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Affairs, discusses with Bill Coen, former Secretary General of the Basel Committee and Chairman of the IFRS Advisory Council, the global regulatory and policy response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.




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