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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
The OECD will release Financial Market Trends No. 95 on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (10.00 a.m. GMT) on Thursday 8 January 2009 for immediate release (in English only).
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Whenever a crisis hits, interest in guarantee arrangements rises. This paper focuses on how parts of the financial safety net are combined, with a special emphasis on deposit insurance and its interaction with other safety net elements. It addresses structural rather practical crisis resolution issues, as well as reviewing recent policy actions in this context.
The OECD- IFEP Symposium on Financial Education: Financial education: a possible response to the financial crisis goals are to - Highlight the importance of financial education at a global scale as one of the long-term possible response to the current financial crisis - Share experiences and international good practices including OECD instruments on financial education - Reinforce the awareness of the public and policy makers,
This conference focused on advancing and elevating the dialogue on financial education in the international arena, with a special focus on South East Asian economies, as well as sharing country-specific experiences in implementing financial education strategies, reviewing applied research and discussing best practices.
As the financial crisis deepens and spreads, a decisive policy action is needed to restore confidence and restart the flow of credit, according to Mr.Gurría.
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Traditionally, bond insurers have provided guarantees of payments on municipalbonds, where defaults have been very limited. But since the late 1990s they havebecome increasingly involved as guarantors of elements of various structuredfinancial products: in particular, the credit enhancements provided by theseentities have played an important role in making securities based on sub-primeloans attractive to a wide range of investors. It
Discussions at the Tokyo Roundtable focused on the implications of the current financial market turmoil, enhancing regulatory framework, bond markets, equity markets, roles of capital market in infrastructure financing and corporate governance and capital market developments
This report reviews the economic consequences of ageing populations for financial markets and recommends that governments help facilitate development of financial instruments to support retirement savings and pensions.
This book, the first major study of financial education at the international level, contributes to the development of consumer financial literacy by providing information to policymakers on effective financial education programmes.