Institutional investors (investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds) are major collectors of savings and suppliers of funds to financial markets. Their role as financial intermediaries and their impact on investment strategies have grown significantly over recent years along with deregulation and globalisation of financial markets.
This publication provides a unique set of statistics that reflect the level and
Rising household debt has become a major policy concern in Korea. By the end of 2012, it had risen to 164% of disposable income, well above the OECD average of 133%.
These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.
Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”
The intensification of the global financial crisis in late 2008 led to large capital outflows from Korea and turmoil in its capital markets.