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  • 24-November-2010

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    Interview with Prof Zheng Bing Wen, from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, on the development of private pensions in China

    In this interview, Prof Zheng, a renowned Chinese expert on pensions, discusses the necessary reforms – in particular tax reforms – that are needed in order to further develop private pensions in China. The enterprise annuity system, as the private pension system in China is called, should become a key part of the retirement income system, but there are some obstacles that needs to be addressed first.

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  • 2-November-2010

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    2010 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions

    The 2010 Global Forum focused on innovative governmental policies intended to enhance the security and adequacy of defined contribution (DC) retirement plans and pension reform processes and recent developments in Asia-Pacific.

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  • 25-October-2010

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    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook No.3

    This report shows continued strong borrowing by OECD governments amid concerns about sovereign risk. It includes revised estimates for 2010 and the projected outlook in 2011.

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  • 18-October-2010

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    OECD-Banque du Liban International Conference on Financial Education: Building Financially Empowered Individuals

    Discussions at this high-level event focused on the financial empowerment of individuals globally but with a particular focus on the Middle East North Africa region.

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  • 4-October-2010

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    Annual meeting of the Working Party on Public Debt Management

    The annual meetings of the OECD Working Party on Public Debt Management bring together debt managers from OECD countries to discuss topical issues relating to debt management operations and government bond markets

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  • 23-September-2010

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    Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans

    Protecting retirement income derived from DC pension plans requires carefully designed default investment strategies. This article assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase, focusing on life-cycle strategies.

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  • 23-September-2010

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    Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation: A Few Basic Propositions

    The issue of financial innovation and consumer protection is mostly about access and suitability. Access refers to a situation in which affordable, mainstream financial products are available to all segments of the population across the range of income levels and demographic characteristics. Suitability addresses the appropriateness of the products for particular consumer groups. Innovative products will tend generally to be either

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  • 23-September-2010

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    OECD-Asia Regional Seminar: Enhancing transparency and monitoring of insurance markets

    Discussions at this seminar focused on how to improve the monitoring of insurance markets through the provision of sound insurance statistics and indicators, particularly in Asia and Southeast Asia.

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  • 17-September-2010

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    Finance: review of causes and management of the crisis

    At the heart of the crisis are failures of financial regulation, of supervision, of risk management and of corporate governance.

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  • 10-September-2010

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    Risks Ahead for the Financial Industry in a Changing Interest Rate Environment

    Current interest rates have been conducive to financial institutions assuming exposure to interest rate risks but, with interest rates expected to rise and yield curves likely to flatten, new challenges may be in store. This article draws attention to the increased risks and possible negative effects that the still-fragile banking sector could face in light of these developments.

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