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7-July-2009

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Tougher rules needed to protect consumers, says OECD

Financial services firms must make sure their customers understand what they are letting themselves in for when they sign up for mortgages, consumer loans and other products, under new OECD guidelines designed to avoid a repeat of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

30-June-2009

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Financial Education and the Crisis: Policy Paper and Guidance

Financial Education and the Crisis: Policy Paper and Guidance, OECD 2009

25-June-2009

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The Role of Stock Exchanges in Corporate Governance

Historically, the main direct contribution of exchanges to corporate governance has been listing and disclosure standards and monitoring compliance. Stock exchanges have established themselves as promoters of corporate governance recommendations for listed companies. Demutualisation and the subsequent self-listing of exchanges have spurred debate on the role of exchanges. Regulators have been concerned about conflicts of interest

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24-June-2009

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3rd OECD Regional Workshop on African Debt Management and Bond Markets

Organised in Cape Town, South Africa, on 24-26 June 2009, this workshop provided another opportunity for African countries to discuss and debate practical market-infrastructure issues which are of major concern for debt managers in the African debt markets.

23-June-2009

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Evaluating Risk Sharing in Private Pension Plans

The principal purpose of this article is to analyse the trade-off between the (un)certainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements. The article employs the funding ratio (ratio of assets to liabilities) and the replacement rate (ratio of benefits to salaries) as key criteria for evaluating the risk sharing characteristics of a private pension plan from the

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23-June-2009

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OECD Forum 2009; The Crisis and Beyond: For a stronger, cleaner, fairer economy - The financial crisis and the requirements of reform

The problems the world faces in dealing with the current finanical crisis are far from over. This speech addresses where we are in this process and how optimistic we can be. It was prepared for the session on Restoring Confidence in Financial Systems at the 2009 OECD Forum: The Crisis and Beyond: For a stronger, cleaner, fairer economy.

23-June-2009

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Financial Literacy and Consumer Protection: Overlooked Aspects of the Crisis

This book proposes policy actions related to the protection and awareness of financial consumers in light of the financial crisis, especially through the Recommendation on Good Practices on Financial Education and Awareness Relating to Credit.

22-June-2009

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Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world

18-June-2009

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Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Crisis

This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce

11-June-2009

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OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2009

Many OECD governments are facing unprecedented challenges in the markets for bonds and bills, as a result of the explosive growth in their borrowing needs. Amidst an unusually uncertain economic outlook, the gross borrowing needs of OECD governments are expected to reach almost USD 12 trillion in 2009. The key policy issue is how to raise smoothly new funds at low cost, while also managing a rapidly growing debt stock. For the time

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