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The OECD will release Financial Market Trends No. 95 on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (10.00 a.m. GMT) on Thursday 8 January 2009 for immediate release (in English only).
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This paper reviews the impact of ageing on private pensions, in particular on the payout phase, assesses the part that annuities can play in financing retirement, and examines the role of financial markets in facilitating the allocation on assets accumulated in defined contribution pension plans
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Whenever a crisis hits, interest in guarantee arrangements rises. This paper focuses on how parts of the financial safety net are combined, with a special emphasis on deposit insurance and its interaction with other safety net elements. It addresses structural rather practical crisis resolution issues, as well as reviewing recent policy actions in this context.
Organised in Paris back-to-back with the 18th Annual OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management, discussions focused on an exchange of information on ongoing activities regarding African Public Debt Management and Bond Markets.
The meeting took place in Paris back-to-back with the forum on African Public Debt Management, discussions focussed on sovereign asset liability management, the use of short-term government paper and regional roundtables on challenges and opportunities for issuers in view of the credit/liquidity crisis.
The IAIS and the OECD joint questionnaire on the corporate governance of insurers aimed to obtain information on current practices in corporate governance at insurers and views on what might constitute good practices for the governance of insurers.
The Global Forum addressed a wide range of issues of high relevance to national policy debate on retirement savings in both developed and emerging economies.
This conference focused on advancing and elevating the dialogue on financial education in the international arena, with a special focus on South East Asian economies, as well as sharing country-specific experiences in implementing financial education strategies, reviewing applied research and discussing best practices.
The OECD- IFEP Symposium on Financial Education: Financial education: a possible response to the financial crisis goals are to
- Highlight the importance of financial education at a global scale as one of the long-term possible response to the current financial crisis
- Share experiences and international good practices including OECD instruments on financial education
- Reinforce the awareness of the public and policy makers,
As the financial crisis deepens and spreads, a decisive policy action is needed to restore confidence and restart the flow of credit, according to Mr.Gurría.