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  • 12-August-2011

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    Bank competition and financial stability

    This report examines the interplay between banking competition and financial stability, taking into account the consequences of the recent global crisis and the policy responses it provoked.

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  • 25-July-2011

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    Banking on a crisis and on its resolution, OECD Observer article

    The recent financial crisis has left a hole in the public finances of many countries. Yet, with the right preparation, governments may have been better placed to fund that gap. This holds lessons for future crisis resolution strategies.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    Funding in Public Sector Pension Plans: International Evidence, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.8

    This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    Catastrophe Financing for Governments: Learning from the 2009-2012 MultiCat Program in Mexico, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.9

    This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.

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  • 7-April-2011

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    OECD High Level Financial Roundtable: Fostering long‐term investment and economic growth

    Discussions at this conference focused on how financial reforms should provide a better, sustainable balance between stability and growth and how measures to strengthen the savings-investment channel should foster sustainable growth and development.

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  • 18-March-2011

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    Assessing the Labour, Financial and Demographic Risks to Retirement Income from Defined-Contribution Pensions

    This article examines the impact of labour, financial and demographic risks on retirement income from DC pension plans, with a special emphasis on labour-market risk.

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  • 23-February-2011

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    The impact of the financial crisis on the insurance sector and policy responses

    This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.

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  • 18-February-2011

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    Benefits and challenges of a long-term perspective in financial activities : making the most of capital flows

    OECD Secretary-General talks of the need to promote a significant shift in policy-making to introduce together a new era that favours long term investments for sustainable development, at the Eurofi High Level Seminar in Paris.

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  • 16-February-2011

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    A public debt management perspective on proposals for restrictions on short selling of sovereign debt

    New restrictions on the short selling of sovereign debt have been proposed in response to major threats to financial market stability and market confidence. This article voices the concerns of debt managers that the proposed changes could push their borrowing costs up.

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  • 7-February-2011

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    Risks in financial group structures

    This article looks at the types of risks that may be associated with complex financial groups and analyses the available policy options for satisfying the core policy objectives of safety and soundness, systemic stability, and conduct of business.

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