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IIF Comments on SASB Asset Management & Custody Activities Standard 

The IIF submitted a response to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board invitation to comment on the topic of Proposed Changes to the SASB Asset Management & Custody Activities Standard on June 15. 

LatAm Views: Mexico’s Growth Trap

The economy has not grown since 2018, as deteriorating confidence stifled investment. We estimate that the weakening business climate directly reduced GDP growth by >=0.5 pp a year from 2017 to 2019. Harnessing global tailwinds to avoid a return to secular stagnation will require improved policies. 

Economic Views: EM Current Accounts

Import compression erased EM current account deficits last year. We monitor trade data to see where current accounts are headed. Imports have alre...

Saudi Arabia: Virtual Trip Notes 

The vaccine program and higher oil prices will support the recovery. Speakers agreed that significant progress has been made in implementing the kingdom’s economic and social reform agenda. However, they underscored the need for deeper structural reforms to support diversification and growth. 

IIF Responds to SEC Consultation on Climate Change Disclosures

The IIF submitted a comment letter in response to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) call for public input on climate change disclosures. 

CEEMEA Views: The 2021 SDR Allocation’s Effect on SSA

Sub-Saharan African countries will receive an estimated SDR16.2 bn in 2021Q3. While this will increase holdings markedly, it represents a small share of the total. We assess the impact of the allocation in four areas and find it relatively limited. For most of SSA’s largest economies, reserve adequacy will improve marginally. Respective allocations are also too small to fundamentally affect financing needs.

Weekly Insight: Updating the Principles for Stable Capital Flows and Fair Debt Restructuring

High and rising sovereign debt levels have greatly increased the likelihood of further debt strains; Better sovereign debt crisis prevention and resolution is needed to reflect fundamental market changes in recent years; We believe that efforts to strengthen existing mechanisms should center on improving debt transparency, regular and meaningful private-public sector dialogue, and integrating ESG/SDG considerations—all will help borrowers’ market access.

IIF Paper on the Importance of More Effective Cyber Incident Reporting

This IIF paper sets out to explain the current approach to cyber incident reporting across key jurisdictions and the ways in which it can be improved.

FRT Episode 98: The Platformization of Finance, with Prof. Doug Arner

Prof. Doug Arner of Hong Kong University discusses the experiences with China’s FinTech platforms, and some of the key learnings for policymakers and incumbent financial firms across the rest of the world.

Global Macro Views: Supply chain disruptions continue to build

We recently concluded a series of pieces on supply chain disruptions, … looking at their fall-out on the Fed’s preferred core PCE infla...



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