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  • 10-January-2013

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    Strengthening Euro Area banks

    Big changes are needed to strengthen the capital positions of euro area banks. European banks remain at the heart of the euro area crisis. Despite actions to strengthen banks and build a banking union, confidence in the euro area banking system remains weak, and is likely to remain so until underlying concerns over low capitalisation of some banks are addressed.

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  • 5-December-2012

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    2nd International Meeting on Terrorism Risk Insurance

    Paris, 5 December 2012: This conference addressed the evolution of the terrorism threat and whether current insurance solutions adequately answer the needs of market players in an ever changing risk context.

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  • 27-November-2012

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    Mobilising Investment in Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Infrastructure - Environment Working Paper No. 46

    This paper addresses several broad issues for governments aiming to encourage private sector investment in low-carbon climate resilient (LCR) infrastructure, in both developed and developing world contexts.

  • 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.

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  • 21-November-2012

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    Responding to the crisis: what are OECD countries doing to strengthen their public finances?

    OECD countries are intensifying their fiscal consolidation efforts, introducing additional measures and extending the time horizon to implement them. Most have announced fiscal consolidation of more than 3% of GDP over the period 2009-15, according to the OECD’s Restoring Public Finances 2012.

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  • 21-November-2012

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    Efficient Public Sectors for Better Governance

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens the Global Forum on Better Governance for Inclusive Growth held in Paris. The Forum will focus on public sector reforms worldwide and identify lessons learned, good practices and innovative solutions for advancing the governance reforms necessary to foster inclusive growth.

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  • 8-November-2012

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    A Bank Divided Can Stand

    Financial-market complexity shouldn't lead to crisis. There is a better, simpler way: Split the banks.

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  • 30-October-2012

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    Business Models of Banks, Leverage and the Distance-to-Default

    This study models the distance-to-default (DTD) of a large sample of banks from 2004 to 2011 and examines the results from the perspective of policy approaches that aim to reduce the riskiness of banks.

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  • 24-October-2012

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    Tax: Revenues rising slowly across the OECD

    In most OECD countries tax revenues are continuing to rise in relation to GDP from the 2008-09 declines seen at the beginning of the crisis, according to OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics. OECD countries collected about 34.0% of GDP in taxes in 2011, compared with 33.8% in 2010.

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  • 9-October-2012

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    High-level seminar on capital flow management and liberalisation: the role of international co-operation

    This seminar aimed to advance shared understandings on policies to make the most of cross-border capital flows in support of growth and development and on the value of international co-operation, including the OECD Codes of Liberalisation, in the current context of serious global financial turbulence.

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