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12-February-2009

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Despite the crisis, private pensions are needed more than ever before, OECD says

According to the new OECD Private Pensions Outlook workers are rightly worried about the fall in the value of the private pension savings and there is growing pressure on governments to act. The OECD estimates that the loss in private pension assets in the year to December 2008 has increased to US$ 5.4 trillion, up from US$ 5 trillion until October. The average pension fund had a negative rate of return of 23 percent over the year.

12-February-2009

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OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008

Private Pensions Outlook 2008 focuses on the implications for pensions and private pensions policy of the financial crisis, in-depth, international analyses of private pension arrangements across OECD and selected non-OECD countries, the role of pension funds and public pension reserve funds which complement the financing of social security systems.

21-January-2009

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Foreign government-controlled investors and recipient country investment policies: a scoping paper

This paper was prepared to support multilateral discussions of recipient country investment policies towards foreign government-controlled investors (FGCIs) at the eighth and ninth Freedom of Investment (FOI) Roundtables, convened under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.

16-January-2009

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Investment guarantees and political risk insurance - Institutions, incentives and development

Institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes - institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market - issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community. Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about

16-January-2009

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OECD Investment Policy Perspectives

OECD Investment Policy Perspectives focuses on multidisciplinary empirical and analytical research of practical relevance for the global investment policy community.

12-January-2009

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Competition law and foreign-government controlled investors

Prepared for the 9th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, this paper by Secretariat of the Competition Committee describes its perspective on investments by foreign government-controlled investors.

8-January-2009

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The Current Financial Crisis: Causes and Policy Issues

This article treats some ideas and issues that are part of ongoing reflection at the OECD. They were first raised in a major research article for the Reserve Bank of Australia conference in July 2008, and benefited from policy discussion in and around that conference. One fundamental cause of the crisis was a change in the business model of banking, mixing credit with equity culture. When this model was combined with complex

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