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2016 SMM Floor Plans May 2, 2016 - 4:30pm
IIF Dispatch: Update from Chile May 2, 2016 - 4:04pm

The main takeaway from our visit to Santiago last week is that the Chilean economy continues to struggle as business concerns with government policies exacerbate the drag from a weak copper price.

May 2016 Capital Markets Monitor: Corporate Debt - Flashing Yellow for High-Yield and Emerging Markets May 2, 2016 - 6:45pm

As the credit cycle ages, following years of record-setting bond issuance, there are growing concerns about signs of stress in corporate balance sheets—notably in the high-yield sector and in many emerging markets. In the high-yield sector, rising default rates pose a particular challenge in a slow-growth environment. For emerging markets borrowers, the growing debt burden will weigh on corporate creditworthiness and EM growth going forward.

IBM May 2, 2016 - 1:55pm
Daily Flows Database May 2, 2016 - 11:50am
Weekly Insight: Central Banks in Wait Mode April 28, 2016 - 3:04pm

* What next for the rally?
* Japan—BoJ holds back
* Fed—tip-toeing in the face of soft data
* Brazil—no easy task ahead
* Saudi Arabia—a new vision to transform the economy

John Maroney April 28, 2016 - 9:51am

John Maroney is Head of Capital and Solvency at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). Previously he was appointed Head of Financial Stability and a member of the IAIS management team in 2013, after joining the Secretariat in 2009. His responsibilities include management of the Capital and Solvency team. John is also co-vice chair of the Enterprise and Financial Risk Committee of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and manages the relationship between the IAA and IAIS. 

Martin Boer April 28, 2016 - 9:48am

Martin Boer is the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the IIF. He advocates and contributes to the IIF work on regulatory consistency, impact assessment, prudential capital and liquidity standards, insurance regulation and the growing area of non-bank/non-insurance regulatory issues.  He previously served as the Secretary General of the European Financial Services Round Table, a Brussels based industry organization comprising the CEO’s and Chairmen of Europe’s 22 leading banks and insurance companies.

Monthly EM Portfolio Flows Database April 27, 2016 - 8:35pm
Monthly EM Portfolio Flows Database April 27, 2016 - 8:36pm
April 2016 EM Portfolio Flows Tracker April 28, 2016 - 10:36am

We estimate that emerging markets received $26 billion of non-resident portfolio inflows in April, following a 21-month high of $37 billion in March. Inflows were dominated by foreign purchases of bonds ($21 billion), helped by favorable issuance conditions.

Urs Rohner April 27, 2016 - 3:53pm
Piyush Gupta April 27, 2016 - 3:38pm
IIF Dispatch: Update from Peru April 27, 2016 - 4:31pm

During our recent trip to Peru we met with top advisors to presidential contenders in the June 5 runoff elections.

IIF Dispatch: Update from Ukraine April 27, 2016 - 3:02pm

Our recent trip to Ukraine coincided with the arrival of a new government. After four months of negotiations, the ruling coalition holds a very slim majority in parliament with two parties, the President's Poroshenko Bloc and the ex-Prime Minister Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front.

China Spotlight: Onshore Bond Market - Where To From Here? April 27, 2016 - 11:43am

The Chinese bond market has grown quickly and the recent opening of the markets to foreign investors is a game changer. However, the regulatory environment has yet to be simplified and significant obstacles remain. Additional spread widening cannot be ruled out, but risks of widespread defaults are low.

BBVA Microfinance Foundation Release of its Impact Report April 28, 2016 - 12:57pm

This two hour meeting will present the last BBVA Microfinance Foundation impact report.

RSVP: info.microfinanzas@mfbbva.org

Fitch Ratings April 26, 2016 - 4:05pm
Basel's Evolution: A retrospective April 29, 2016 - 2:51pm

This latest staff paper details the history of the Basel capital framework and the important role internal risk models have played in strengthening those standards.

Oil: Finding a New Price Range April 26, 2016 - 4:20pm

Oil prices have rebounded as tail risks to the global economic outlook have subsided, and a clear downturn in U.S. shale production is reducing the oversupply of oil. We expect oil prices to remain in the current range, as OPEC will seek to limit price declines and U.S. shale producers increase production if prices move further up.