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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report seeks to identify key capital markets instruments that can help mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and small and medium-sized enterprise financing in emerging market economies.
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this study offers an overall picture of support by multilateral and bilateral development partners to developing country infrastructure.
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this progress note provides an update on a forthcoming publication on G20 country-specific investment strategies.
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report discusses the scope for capital markets to provide a source of financing for SMEs and identifies options for capital market financing of SMEs given the size and nature of these businesses as well as the nature and operations of capital market financing and the participants in capital markets.
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this draft addendum is part of a forthcoming G20/OECD publication on “G20 Investment Strategies”.
This new Outlook on finance and investment presents unique data, analysis and instruments, looking at what might affect and change, both favourably and unfavourably, tomorrow's world of business, finance and investment. Investment (including foreign direct investment), SME financing, pensions, insurance, corporate governance and competition are among the threads creating the narrative of today's environment and future expectations.
The greatest puzzle today is that since the global crisis financial markets see so little risk, with asset prices rising everywhere in response to zero interest rates and quantitative easing, while companies that invest in the real economy appear see so much more risk. What can be happening?
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What are the economic effects of implicit bank debt guarantees and who ultimately benefits? This report sheds light on these questions
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are key contributors to economic growth and job creation. The current economic and financial crisis has reduced bank lending and has affected SMEs in particular. Capital markets will have to play a bigger role in financing SMEs in order to make them more resilient to financial shocks. This article reviews the spectrum of alternative market-based debt instruments for SME financing.
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More than half a decade has passed since the most significant economic crisis of our lifetimes and a plethora of different interpretations has been offered about its origins. This paper consolidates the stylised facts put forward so far into a concise and coherent meta-narrative.