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  • 25-April-2009

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.

  • 2-April-2009

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    Finance, competition and governance: Strategies to phase out emergency measures

    The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent

  • 2-March-2009

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    10th Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia

    2-3 March 2009, Tokyo, Japan. This event focused on the impact of the global financial crisis on Asia and the Asian response, as well as the implications of current market turmoil on stock and bond markets and unregulated entities; products and markets; financial education and awareness; regulatory efficiency and corporate governance.

  • 27-February-2009

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    Corporate Governance Lessons from the Financial Crisis

    The Report examines the experience of a number of financial institutions and concludes that the financial crisis can be to an important extent attributed to failures and weaknesses in corporate governance arrangements. The risk management systems have failed in many cases due to corporate governance procedures rather than technical problems. Remuneration systems have amplified such risk management weaknesses. The responsibility for

  • 16-February-2009

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes G7 move to establish set of ethical principles on global business

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.

  • 8-January-2009

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    Resolutions of Weak Institutions: Lessons Learned from Previous Crises

    The present financial crisis may be added to a growing list of episodes worldwide in which financial sector problems have become systemic in nature. Many OECD countries have been affected, either directly or through the transmission of problems cross-border. Most financial crises share a number of common elements. For instance, financial innovation has often played a role in distress episodes, in many cases, having much to do with

  • 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

  • 8-January-2009

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    Lessons from the Financial Market Turmoil: Challenges Ahead for the Finanical Industry and Policy Makers

    This financial crisis, ending a period of search for yield and increased risk-taking, has triggered various policy responses, ranging from more ad-hoc measures initially to more structured and co-ordinated financial sector rescue actions as the crisis evolved. Lessons drawn so far should help to devise longer-term, more encompassing and more consistent policies. Various reforms are being proposed by the financial industry as well as

  • 8-January-2009

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    Recent Trends in Institutional Investors Statistics

    Data to measure and analyse the increasing role of institutional investors in capital markets has been collected and published by the OECD for a number of years. This dataset is now integrated in the framework of the OECD Financial Accounts. This article presents an overview of institutional investors’ assets, their components and their development in the aggregate and by country.

  • 8-January-2009

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    Households’ Wealth Composition Across OECD Countries and Financial Risks Borne by Households

    This article presents a combined analysis of households’ financial and non-financial balance sheets across OECD countries over the period 1995-2006. The scope of the study mainly covers households’ gross wealth (financial, dwellings and land) and therefore does not include debt. It also analyses financial risks borne by households investing their savings either in investment fund shares, in life insurance reserves or in pension

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