Latest Documents


10-May-2013

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Bank lending puzzles: Business models and the responsiveness to policy

Lending by banks is failing to support economic recovery, despite unprecedented low interest rates and policies to compress the term premium. This study explores the business activities of banks, with a special focus on their lending behaviour and its responsiveness to unconventional monetary policy.

22-April-2013

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Statement to the German Bundestag's Finance Committee Hearing on the Draft Bank-Separation Law

This statement by Adrian Blundell-Wignall and Paul Atkinson was presented to the German Bundestag's Finance Committee Hearing on the Draft Bank-Separation Law (Drucksache 17/12601) on 22 April 2013.

4-April-2013

English

13th Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia

The implications of the European sovereign debt crisis for Asia, the globalisation of the funding of investments and the contribution of long-term institutional investors to growth were amongst the topics explored at the 2013 Tokyo Roundtable.

27-March-2013

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Banking in a challenging environment: Business models, ethics and approaches towards risks

This article summarises discussions from a financial roundtable addressing concerns about structural flaws in the way banks operate and are being regulated and supervised in the wake of on-going banking sector problems involving financial fraud and banking scandals.

27-March-2013

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The future of the Asian economic and financial community

This article by OECD Deputy Secretary-General Rintaro Tamaki focuses on three issues that will be important in shaping the future of the Asian economic and financial community: trade, funding long-term investment and strengthened regional financial co-operation.

21-March-2013

English

Cyprus: Further compressing the coiled spring

Adrian Blundell-Wignall blogs about the policy mistakes and failure of collective responsibility that led to the Cyprus crisis and proposes alternatives to the myopic, badly conceived plan proposed by the Troika.

26-November-2012

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Developments in the value of implicit guarantees for bank debt: The role of resolution regimes and practices

This report concludes that actual application of bail-ins, involving bondholders in loss sharing, could effectively reign in perceptions of implicit guarantees for bank debt. However, bail-ins are rare owing to concerns about contagion risks and depositor and investor protection, so implicit guarantees persist.

9-November-2012

English

OECD Insurance Statistics

The OECD collects and analyses data on various insurance statistics such as the number of insurance companies and employees, insurance premiums and investments by insurance companies.

1-November-2012

English

Public Debt Management Network for Emerging Markets

This website provides a virtual knowledge sharing network for debt managers to share experiences, best practices and techniques on all aspects of public debt management.

20-September-2012

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Bank deleveraging, the move from bank to market-based financing, and SME financing

Banks have been lowering their high pre-crisis leverage levels and are preparing for stricter regulatory capital requirements, and in the process have been reducing their lending. With the banking sector expected to shrink considerably, other actors, especially institutional investors, and new forms of financial intermediation will have to meet the credit needs of the economy.

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