Global outstanding debt in the form of corporate bonds issued by non-financial companies has hit record levels, reaching almost USD 13 trillion at the end of 2018. This is double the amount outstanding in real terms before the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new OECD paper.
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.
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8/2/2019 - Gross borrowings of OECD governments from the markets are set to reach a new record level in 2019 by exceeding USD 11 trillion. While government funding needs in the wake of the financial crisis increased in most OECD countries, the recent further increase is confined to a few countries, particularly the United States.
30 January 2019, Singapore - This Workshop will bring together academics, public stakeholders and industry experts to discuss data collection and benchmarks for quality infrastructure investment and blockchain and innovation in sustainable infrastructure.
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This checklist is designed by the OECD International Network on Financial Education to help policy makers to develop effective programmes to effectively target the needs of migrants and their families within national strategies for financial education or financial inclusion.
Held annually at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, the Tokyo Roundtables offer a forum for discussion on specific topics of interest from the viewpoint of capital market and financial reform in Asia.
This report analyses the emergence and potential of ICOs as a financing mechanism for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), examines the benefits and challenges of this mechanism for small businesses and investors, and discusses policy implications of ICO activity for inclusive financing of SMEs and the real economy.