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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This discussion paper examines the Australian experience with a comprehensive program of pro-competitive regulatory reforming involving three levels of government: federal, state and municipal. The aim is to identify any lessons from this experience and to see whether there are any insights that might be relevant to Mexico. The analysis might also be relevant to other OECD member countries where regulatory functions are split between
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En este documento de análisis se examina la experiencia de Australia con un amplio programa de reforma regulatoria en pro de la competencia en el que participaron los tres órdenes de gobierno: el federal, el estatal y el municipal. Nuestro objetivo consiste en identificar todas las enseñanzas derivadas de esa experiencia y determinar si hay algunos hallazgos que podrían ser de utilidad para México. El análisis también podría ser
From 2000 to 2008, Eurasia Corporate Governance Roundtable assisted participating countries to develop policy responses using the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance as a conceptual framework.
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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.
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Organised in Paris on 17 December 2008, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, multiple approval processes and foreign government-controlled investment.
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This report compiles papers prepared for the NEPAD-OECD Expert Roundtable in Kampala on 11 December 2008, specifically: how to increase sound private investment in Africa's road infrastructure; an overview of regional road infrastructure projects in the East African Community; emerging public and sovereign fund investors in Africa's infrastructure; and, engaging the private sector in African infrastructure.
The high-level meeting discussed investment policy reform to explore measures to implement concrete plans for sustainably improving African countries’ investment climates. The expert roundtable on investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration drew on experience sharing and best practice to identify the factors that are holding investment back in African countries’ transport sector.
Israel has officially joined the OECD Working Group on Bribery, an important step in its accession to OECD membership. Israel becomes the 38th signatory and first Middle-Eastern country to join the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention.