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25-January-2010

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Obama plan for banks can help to avoid a new financial crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to separate core commercial banking from some higher-risk activities in financial conglomerates and to place a moratorium on further consolidation could help to avoid a new financial crisis by resolving some major risks inherent to the current financial system.

20-January-2010

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Economic Survey of Israel 2009: Assessing the macroeconomic policy framework

Monetary policy and inflation prospects are broadly sound in Israel, but significant challenges remain for fiscal policy in reducing public debt.

15-January-2010

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Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Containing the systemic risks from exceptionally large financial institutions

The comparatively large magnitude of the losses of the two largest banks of Switzerland in relation to capital has underscored the systemic risks to the economy posed by the institutions’ size relative to Swiss GDP and their extensive cross-border and cross-currency activities.

15-January-2010

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Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Swiss Monetary Policy in the Current Crisis and Beyond

The Swiss National Bank took decisive action to support financial market stability and dampen the recession. In the current situation, the main challenge facing the SNB concerns the exit strategy.

18-December-2009

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Towards a flexible exchange rate policy in Russia

In the years preceding the onset of the global financial crisis, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) had two goals: to reduce inflation and limit the real appreciation of the rouble.

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10-December-2009

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Financial stability: overcoming the crisis and improving the efficiency of the banking sector in Japan

Japanese banks largely avoided the direct impact from the global financial crisis thanks to their limited exposure to foreign toxic assets, the regulatory framework in Japan and the small role of securitisation.

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1-December-2009

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Prudential regulation and competition in financial markets

This paper examines how a range of stability-oriented regulatory policies for banking and insurance are related to selected stability and competition outcomes in these sectors.

5-November-2009

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Economic Survey of Denmark 2009: Denmark: the crisis and beyond

The Danish economy is going through a deep and protracted recession but the authorities have taken substantial measures to combat it. Further policies are required to minimise adverse long-term consequences on growth.

3-November-2009

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Pedal to the metal: Structural reforms to boost long-term growth in Mexico and spur recovery from the crisis

While Mexico’s growth performance has gradually improved over the past decades, its convergence toward OECD countries has been less rapid than in several other emerging markets.

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3-November-2009

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Russia’s long and winding road to a more efficient and resilient banking sector

This paper discusses the policy imperatives in the short term, in the face of the ongoing economic crisis, and reforms that could be implemented over the longer term to improve the efficiency and resilience of the financial system and raise Russia’s potential growth rate.

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