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G20 Finance Ministers have welcomed a new OECD/G20 framework designed to help governments develop financial strategies for disaster risk management.
Focusing on the OECD's contribution to the G20 on financial consumer protection and education, Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, provided the keynote address for a conference on "Financial Regulation and Innovation in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies," aimed at identifying policy alternatives that would foster economic growth while enhancing financial inclusion levels.
This website provides a virtual knowledge sharing network for debt managers to share experiences, best practices and techniques on all aspects of public debt management.
Cartagena, Colombia. This event addressed Latin American experiences in the development and implementation of national strategies for financial education, measurement of financial literacy and analysis of programmes targeted at hard-to-reach groups.
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This study models the distance-to-default (DTD) of a large sample of banks from 2004 to 2011 and examines the results from the perspective of policy approaches that aim to reduce the riskiness of banks.
The 2012 global forum focused on the pension industry in Latin America, the cost and coverage of pension systems, long-term investing and infrastructure, designing default options and financial education and pensions communication.
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Pension fund assets in OECD countries hit a record USD 20.1 trillion in 2011 but return on investment fell below zero, with an average negative return of -1.7%s, according to the OECD’s latest Pension Markets in Focus. The report says that weak equity markets and low interest rates drove the poor performance.
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During the current global crisis, capital inflows into Asian countries have increased,leading to excess liquidity and the risk of potential asset bubbles.
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Banks have been lowering their high pre-crisis leverage levels and are preparing for stricter regulatory capital requirements, and in the process have been reducing their lending. With the banking sector expected to shrink considerably, other actors, especially institutional investors, and new forms of financial intermediation will have to meet the credit needs of the economy.
Organised in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines, this event addressed upcoming challenges and issues related to financial education, literacy and inclusion, with a particular focus on the Asian region.