January 28, 2014

In response to Eswar Prasad’s new book “The Dollar Trap,” Charles Collyns, IIF Managing Director and Chief Economist and a former US Treasury official, argues that the dollar-led monetary system boosts global stability, while China’s fixed exchange-rate regime poses risks, as debate rages over the role of the dollar in the emerging world.

January 24, 2014

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) today published a new report on Lebanon. It concluded that growth slowed in 2013, and that the extent of economic rebound in 2014 and beyond hinges on an improvement in the security situation and a de-escalation of the civil war in Syria.

January 22, 2014

In an interview with CNBC Europe from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, IIF President and CEO Tim Adams addressed how the financial sector has changed since the 2008 financial crisis and the EU’s Asset Quality Review.

December 5, 2013

The IIF’s Market Monitoring Group released the following statement today after their quarterly meeting in New York, stating that some regulatory reforms aimed at stability may reduce financial market efficiency, and rising corporate debt levels pose risks for pockets of weaker firms and fragile economies.

December 5, 2013

In an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance,” IIF President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Adams discusses regulatory changes expected in 2014.

November 19, 2013

Europe’s main economic engine — small and medium-size businesses — desperately needs attention if the Continent’s nascent recovery is to gain momentum. To provide a boost, policy makers and the private sector must resolve the systemic problems that impede the flow of information, limit access to capital, and contribute to burdensome regulations that stifle growth and employment.

November 11, 2013

The IIF today released its overview and forecasts for Sub-Saharan Africa’s main economies to coincide with the Institute’s Africa Financial Summit. Growth for the seven countries the IIF monitors (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and Côte d’Ivoire) remains solid and is forecasted to be broadly unchanged at 4.8 percent for 2013.

October 28, 2013

The IIF today released its updated forecast for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), noting that the divergence in economic prospects between oil exporting and oil importing countries has grown since the beginning of the Arab Spring uprisings. The sixteen countries covered by IIF’s overview are expected to register overall GDP growth of 2.9 percent in 2013, rising to 3.8 percent in 2014.

October 22, 2013

The Paris Club and the Institute of International Finance jointly organized for the 13th consecutive year a meeting between Paris Club creditors, representatives of Paris Club associated members and of private creditors. IMF and World Bank representatives also attended the meeting. Official creditors and private sector representatives discussed several current global finance issues: the changing landscape of capital flows in low income countries and the potential associated challenges; the most recent restructuring activities of the Paris Club; a forward-looking vision of the group of creditors, including its pivotal role in the changing landscape of global finance; the existing framework for sovereign debt crisis prevention and resolution; and the key features of recent sovereign debt restructurings.

October 18, 2013

In 2009, the Financial Stability Board put forward Implementation Standards to reform compensation practices within the financial services industry. In its fourth report, IIF and Oliver Wyman surveyed the progress made by global wholesale banks and found that the FSB’s standards have been largely embedded into the business practices of the industry. Survey respondents generally believe that practices have been reformed in five main areas: improved alignment of compensation with risk-adjusted performance; tightening the governance of compensation; increasing the use of deferrals, vesting and clawback arrangements; limiting the use of guaranteed bonuses; and enhancing public disclosure. Survey respondents indicated that the implementation of the FSB standards has been substantively completed and that progress on further embedding the reforms within the business culture of the firm would continue.

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