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  • 20-March-2019

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    OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Portugal

    This review builds on the OECD’s best practices in pension design and provides policy recommendations on how to improve the Portuguese pension system, detailing the Portuguese pension system and its strengths and weaknesses based on cross-country comparisons. The Portuguese pension system consists of old-age safety nets, voluntary private savings, and a pay-as-you-go benefit scheme that includes two main components: the general social security scheme (regime geral da Segurança Social) and the civil servants pension scheme (Caixa Geral de Aposentações or CGA). The latter has been closed to new entrants since 2006 with new civil servants contributing to the general scheme. The safety net includes an old-age social pension and a complement (the so-called Complemento Solidário para Idosos or CSI), both of which pursue similar objectives but have different eligibility criteria. The funded voluntary pensions make up a very small share of total pension entitlements. The OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Portugal is the fourth in the series, after Ireland (2014), Mexico (2016) and Latvia (2018), with a fifth review on Peru under preparation.
  • 26-February-2019

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    Integrating Southeast Asian SMEs in global value chains: Enabling linkages with foreign investors

    This joint OECD-UNIDO report identifies investment and related policies to enhance linkages between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia and multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their impacts on SME outcomes in Southeast Asia.

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  • 25-February-2019

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    Corporate Bond Markets in a Time of Unconventional Monetary Policy

    This paper documents developments in corporate bond markets since the global financial crisis and documents a number of elevated risks and vulnerabilities. It looks at how the quality of today’s outstanding stock of corporate bonds differs from that of earlier credit cycles. Bond ratings, bondholder rights and repayment requirements are particular areas of focus.

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  • 18-February-2019

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    Country reviews of insurance and private pensions systems

    These reports describe the main features of the financial, and insurance and private pensions markets of countries that have been reviewed by the OECD.

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  • 14-February-2019

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    Short-term consumer credit: provision, regulatory coverage and policy responses

    The joint report by the G20/OECD Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection, FinCoNet and the OECD International Network on Financial Education, based on a survey of the membership of the three bodies, suggests policy actions that can be applicable to the regulation and supervision of the products that consumers use to meet their short-term credit needs, and to financial education and awareness initiatives addressing credit.

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  • 14-February-2019

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    OECD reviews of the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

    This page provides links to OECD country reviews of the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises.

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