25 February 2019 - Corporate bond markets have become an increasingly important source of financing for non-financial companies since the global financial crisis. The total outstanding debt in the form of corporate bonds reached USD 13 trillion as of end-2018. In real terms, this is twice as much as in 2008. This paper documents a number of associated risks and vulnerabilities.
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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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.
Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential in order to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. The OECD facilitates policy dialogue and information exchange on improving corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and implementing privatisation policies.