Publications


  • 5-September-2011

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    Global SIFIs, derivatives and financial stability

    Financial policy reforms urgently need to address containing the huge risks taken by the SIFIs that encompass the global derivatives business. This paper analyses the global derivatives business and makes recommendations for policy reforms that encourage financial stability.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 539kb

    Creating a better business environment for financing business, innovation and green growth

    This article explains the European Investment Bank Group’s role in creating a better environment for financing business, innovation and green growth and provides examples of ways that the financing of innovation can be improved against the backdrop of a flexible, business-oriented EU framework.<

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 567kb

    The economic impact of protracted low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies

    This article discusses selected issues regarding the impact of protracted periods of low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 252kb

    OECD statistical yearbook on African central government debt: summary and overview

    The OECD Statistical Yearbook on African Central Government Debt provides comprehensive quantitative information on African central government debt instruments, including both marketable and non-marketable debt.

  • 5-September-2011

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    Guarantee arrangements for financial promises: How widely should the safety net be cast?

    Guarantees have become the preferred instrument for addressing financial policy objectives such as financial stability, consumer protection and credit allocations. Before adding on new arrangements, consideration should be given to their strength, consistency and affordability.

  • 5-September-2011

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    Infrastructure needs and pension investments: creating the perfect match

    Infrastructure investments could be the “perfect match” for a portion of pension savings. This article contends that link between the capital at hand and its accessibility for infrastructure investments needs to be improved.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 599kb

    How to foster investments in long-term assets such as infrastructure

    Mobilising private sector funding is essential in bridging the infrastructure funding gap. Stable and accessible programmes of infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are key in attracting private sector investors, complemented by adequate regulation.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 277kb

    Financing future growth: the need for financial innovations

    This article underlines the need for long-term investors to finance growth and the need to create instruments better suited to their needs, particularly in the context of the recent regulatory changes.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 476kb

    Outlook for the finance securitisation market

    Although securitisation issuance has slumped in recent years with both the US and European markets having become increasingly dependent on central bank and government support, the securisation market is expected to recover over a long term horizon.

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