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Global Macro Views: Updating our EM FX Fair Values

Last week we began the process of updating our EM FX fair values, … with a discussion of material balance of payments rebalancing in Turkey. ...

CEEMEA Views: Hungary - Virtual Trip Notes

Activity recovered faster than expected in 2020H2, driven mainly by manufacturing. EU funds should support public investment ahead of next year’s parliamentary elections. The MNB’s monetary policy stance is expected to remain largely accommodative in 2021. But we think service sector reopening poses a greater inflation risk than markets predict. Rising inflation expectations and weaker HUF could bring forward the tightening to 2021.

Macro Notes: Deep Local Financial Markets Provide Backstop

Deep domestic financial systems can help insulate emerging markets from shocks. We survey financial market depth and the availability of long-term funding in EM. Brazil, Chile, Korea, Malaysia, and South Africa stand out compared to their peers. Countries reliant on direct policy support and foreign investors are most vulnerable.

IIF February 2021 Insurance Update 

The February 2021 edition of the Insurance Update provides targeted updates on IIF insurance activities and events. 

FRT Episode 86: DBS’s PURE Framework for Data Ethics

DBS’s Chee Kin Lam, Jeffery Lee, and Sameer Gupta join us on FRT to discuss data ethics, DBS Bank’s PURE (Purpose, Unsurprising, Respectful, and Explainable) Framework, and how this operationalizes and extends beyond Singapore’s high-level FEAT (Fairness, Ethics, Accountability and Transparency) principles.

Economic Views: Fiscal Space in EM

EM borrowing costs have fallen, easing fiscal pressure, … but the scope to run permanently wider deficits is limited. Weak growth detracts ...

IIF February 2021 Global Regulatory Update 

The February 2021 Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams. 

February U.S. Regulatory Update 

The February U.S. Regulatory Update covers President Biden’s financial regulatory agenda, regulatory agency personnel updates, Fed stress tests, the AML Act of 2020, confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill, and more. 

Global Macro Views: Macro Rebalancing in Turkey

There was a dramatic credit expansion in Turkey last year, … which drove current account deficit widening and reserve losses. This underlyi...

Financing A U.S. Transition To A Sustainable Low-Carbon Economy

11 leading financial services trade associations developed a set of Principles for a U.S. Transition to a Sustainable Low-Carbon Economy, intended to serve as a useful framework, offering perspectives from the full spectrum of the financial services industry including banks, investment banks, insurers, asset managers, investment funds, pension funds and other financial intermediaries. 

 

 

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