Latest Documents


  • 22-September-2014

    English

    Financial Consumer Protection

    The OECD works on advancing consumer finance protection through informed choice that includes disclosure, transparency and education; protection from fraud, abuse and errors; and, recourse and advocacy.

  • 29-August-2014

    English

    Financial sector guarantees

    OECD work on financial sector guarantees has intensified since the 2008 global financial crisis as most policy responses for achieving and maintaining financial stability have consisted of providing new or extended guarantees for the liabilities of financial institutions.

  • 27-August-2014

    English

    Freedom of choice, bitcoins and legal tender

    This blog post by Adrian Blundell-Wignall builds on a working paper he published earlier this year titled "The Bitcoin Question: Currency versus Trust-less Transfer Technology".

  • 27-August-2014

    English, PDF, 450kb

    Policy responses to the issue of implicit bank debt guarantees: OECD survey results

    Bank regulatory reform measures are expected to limit the value of implicit bank debt guarantees, even if not plainly targeting such values. These survey results, covering 35 countries, show that no single policy is considered capable of fully eliminating the market perception that bank debt is “special”. A mixture of different and complementary measures is seen to hold greater promise.

  • 7-August-2014

    English, PDF, 395kb

    Problems in the International Financial System

    Since the 1980s, OECD investment-saving correlations – as an inverse measure of economic openness – indicate a very wide disparity of openness between the OECD and emerging market economies (EMEs) with an absence of open markets in the latter. Given the increasing weight of EMEs in the world economy, this paper warns that this pattern of growth with disparity of openness is ultimately unsustainable.

  • 25-June-2014

    English, PDF, 443kb

    Measurement and analysis of implicit guarantees for bank debt: OECD survey results

    This report describes the key findings from responses by 35 countries to a survey on implicit guarantees. Policy makers have announced their intention to rein in the values of implicit guarantees so it is important to measure their value to help facilitate the task of assessing progress in reducing their value.

  • 20-June-2014

    English

    OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions

    OECD working papers on finance, insurance and private pensions address such policy issues as risk management, governance, types of investments, benefit protection and financial education.

  • 19-June-2014

    English

    The Bitcoin Question: Currency versus Trust-less Transfer Technology

    The financial crisis has led to a widespread loss of trust in financial intermediaries of all kinds, perhaps helping to open the way towards the general acceptance of alternative technologies. This paper briefly summarises the crypto-currency phenomenon, separating the ‘currency’ issues from the potential technology benefits.

  • 29-May-2014

    English

    OECD International Network on the Financial Management of Catastrophes

    This network is a strategic forum for the discussion of key issues related to the financial management of large scale catastrophes at a global level, with a view to providing policymakers with state-of-the-art expertise and policy advice.

  • 28-March-2014

    English

    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook

    This report provides updates of trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers for the OECD area and country groupings.

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