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Thailand: Reviving the Economy February 10, 2016 - 5:24pm

The government has restored a semblance of political calm and has sought to provide much-needed direction to policymaking. After a slow start, the fiscal program is set to advance at a prudent pace and the central bank is keeping the policy rate low.

Argentina: Back from Populism February 10, 2016 - 4:57pm

Implementation of pro-market policies has lifted confidence and growth prospects. The government has already advanced a proposal to resolve its dispute with holdout creditors. Prompt resolution of this problem is fundamental to ameliorate policy corrections costs.

Risk Appetite Frameworks and Stress Testing February 10, 2016 - 6:23pm

This two-day program will provide an overview of the key trends in model risk management as practiced by leading global experts.

Daily Flows Database February 10, 2016 - 3:07pm
January 2016 EM Growth Tracker February 10, 2016 - 11:33am

Our EM Growth Tracker points to a modest acceleration of growth for the second consecutive month, although the pace remains subdued. Our tracking model indicates that EM real GDP growth rose by 0.3 pp to 3.1% in January on a 3m/3m saar basis, up from 2.8% in December.

Tracking China’s Capital Flows: The IIF Framework February 10, 2016 - 3:19pm

This note lays out the IIF’s framework for tracking capital flows to and from China on a timely basis. We estimate that net capital outflows amounted to some $113 billion in January 2016, marking the 22nd consecutive month of net outflows from China.

Insurance Risk Management February 10, 2016 - 11:46am

This two-day seminar will focus on the assessment and management of insurance risks.

EM Coincident Indicator Data February 9, 2016 - 6:37pm
IIF Dispatch: Update From Malaysia February 8, 2016 - 4:52pm

Global uncertainties, weak oil prices and a challenging political backdrop have prompted the government to take measures to protect the fiscal position, while sticking with a prudent monetary policy and exchange rate flexibility.

IIF Flows Alert: Surge Continued Through Last Week February 8, 2016 - 3:40pm

Our Flows Alert remains active as emerging markets continued to see positive portfolio inflows over the past week, albeit at a diminished pace. In light of the renewed sell-off in risk assets, the flows surge looks likely to end soon.

IIF Dispatch: Update From London February 8, 2016 - 1:39pm

Prime Minister Cameron's draft deal with European Council President Tusk early last week set the stage for a short but intense campaign on “Brexit,” the question of whether Great Britain should remain in or exit from the European Union.

Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey - 2015Q4 February 8, 2016 - 11:12am

EM bank lending conditions continued to tighten sharply in 2015Q4, though at a slightly more moderate pace relative to the acute conditions observed in the previous quarter. Banks witnessed a further deterioration in funding conditions and increases in NPLs. By region, Latin America, MENA & Sub-Saharan Africa witnessed a further tightening in lending conditions.

IIF Dispatch: Update On Argentina February 8, 2016 - 9:58am

At the end of last week's "intense but civil" negotiations, Argentina has offered three proposals to settle with its holdout bondholders. The offers will pay cash, to be funded by a new bond issue, thus put the refinancing risk on Argentina.

South Africa: No Room for Any More Policy Missteps February 6, 2016 - 1:21pm

The rand has come under intense pressure recently amid concerns over increased political interference in economic policy making and deterioration in economic prospects. January’s interest rate hike brought some stability to the market but needs to be backed up by a prudent budget on February 24.

Africa Financial Summit February 5, 2016 - 4:03pm

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Ondrej Schneider February 5, 2016 - 2:01pm

Prior to joining the IIF, Dr. Ondrej was an adjunct Associate Professor at the Economics Department of Georgetown University, Washington, DC. In 2008, he was a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Analysis in Washington DC. Ondrej Schneider lived in Prague until 2007 where he was an Associate Professor of Economics at Charles University Czech government and he was advising the Czech government (ministries of finance; industry; and social affairs) and worked as a consultant to the OECD and the World Bank.

Bejoy Das Gupta February 5, 2016 - 1:58pm

Dr. Bejoy Das Gupta has more than 25 years experience in the analysis of macroeconomic policy, capital flows and financial sectors; and communicating research to financial institutions. He is Chief Economist for Asia/Pacific at the IIF, where he manages the economic analysis for the region. Dr. Das Gupta also serves as Adjunct Professor of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Washington Program.

Munir Rached February 5, 2016 - 2:05pm

Dr. Munir Rached is currently lecturer in economics at the American University of Beirut (AUB). In addition, he provides consultancy services to international financial institutions (including the Wortld Bank) and private firms in public financial management, policy evaluation, and financial programming. He worked 28 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While there he held positions of senior economist and IMF resident representative in several emerging economies.

Garbis Iradian February 5, 2016 - 1:46pm

Dr. Garbis Iradian has more than 25 years experience in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting of MENA economies. He is currently the Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa Department at the IIF. Prior to joining the IIF in 2008, he worked for 18 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While there he held the positions of senior economist and senior advisor to an Executive Director where he monitored and assessed macroeconomic and financial developments of several Middle Eastern and Central Asian economies.

David Schraa February 5, 2016 - 1:41pm

David is resident at the IIF European Representative Office in London. The Regulatory Affairs Department supports the IIF's representation of internationally active financial institutions to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, IOSCO, IAIS, the Financial Stability Board, Joint Forum, IASB and other international regulatory groups. Prior to joining the IIF, David held senior positions at J.P. Morgan, as a Managing Director; he came to J.P. Morgan from Davis Polk & Wardwell, having served in its New York and Paris offices. He has a B.A.