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  • 18-October-2018

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    Energy Subsidy Reform in the Republic of Moldova - Energy Affordability, Fiscal and Environmental Impacts

    This report looks at the fiscal, environmental and social impacts of energy subsidy reform in Moldova with a particular focus on energy affordability. Reduced value added tax (VAT) rate on natural gas consumption and a VAT exemption on electricity and heat consumption by domestic users represent the largest fossil-fuel consumer subsidies in Moldova. Reforming these will imply an increase of the VAT rate, which will lead to an increase of gas, electricity and heat tariffs for households, and will in turn affect household consumption levels, related expenditures and energy affordability. If reform measures are to work, they will need to be accompanied by a carefully-designed social policy to protect poor households.
  • 18-October-2018

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    The Economic Effects of Public Stockholding Policies for Rice in Asia

    This report examines how public stockholding policies related to rice in Asia can influence domestic and international markets. Following a review of the working of rice public stockholding programmes in eight Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Thailand), the report examines the impacts of these programmes over the medium term (2018-2030) and analyses how these impacts would change should the selected countries collectively set their public stocks to either a low or high level. Results show that the strongest impacts would occur during the three-year transition period when countries adjust their public stocks to the new levels, but that there would also be structural impacts over the medium term, although at a lower intensity, on procurement, domestic and international prices, availability, private stock levels, and public expenditure. In the event of a global production shock, the model projects that the immediate impact on prices and availability would be less severe under the high public stock scenario, but that recovery would be faster and public expenditure lower when countries hold smaller public stocks.
  • 12-October-2018

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 3: Financing Infrastructure Development

    I would like to start by congratulating again the Argentinian presidency on its Roadmap for Developing Infrastructure as an Asset Class. The roadmap will help us meet the needs of infrastructure investment for sustainable growth and help build connectivity, which will be key in achieving higher productivity, gains in service efficiency, growth in trade and realising greater spillovers from investments.

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  • 11-October-2018

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 2: Ensuring a Resilient International Financial Architecture

    The OECD welcomes the work of the G20 Eminent Persons Group. Its far reaching proposals to reform the global financial architecture and governance provide a lot of food-for-thought on a crucial topic

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  • 8-October-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Bali, Indonesia, 10-13 October 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Bali, Indonesia, from 10 to 13 October 2018 to attend the International Monetary Fund / Word Bank Annual Meetings, as well as the G7 and G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings.

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  • 4-October-2018

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    OECD-Russia symposium on financial literacy

    4-5 October 2018, Moscow, Russian Federation: The symposium will focus on innovative implementation approaches to deliver global progress on financial literacy.

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  • 27-September-2018

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    OECD Institutional Investors Statistics 2018

    Institutional investors (investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds) are major collectors of savings and suppliers of funds to financial markets. Their role as financial intermediaries and their impact on investment strategies have grown significantly over recent years along with deregulation and globalisation of financial markets.This publication provides a unique set of statistics that reflect the level and structure of the financial assets and liabilities of institutional investors in the OECD countries (with the exception of Australia), and in Russian Federation. Concepts and definitions are predominantly based on the System of National Accounts. Data are derived from national sources.Data include outstanding amounts of financial assets and liabilities such as currency and deposits, securities, loans, and shares. When relevant, they are further broken down according to maturity and residency. The publication covers investment funds, of which open-end companies and closed-end companies, as well as insurance corporations and autonomous pension funds. Indicators are presented as percentages of GDP allowing for international comparisons, and at country level, both in national currency and as percentages of total financial assets of the investor. Time series display available data for the last eight years.DATA ALSO AVAILABLE ON LINEThe electronic data product provides longer time series: data from 1980 onwards are included.
  • 18-September-2018

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    OECD INFE core competencies framework on financial literacy for MSMEs

    This document contains a high-level, outcome-based, internationally relevant, core competencies framework on financial literacy for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and potential entrepreneurs. It highlights a range of outcomes that may be important to sustain or improve their financial literacy.

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  • 15-September-2018

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    The Mediterranean Middle East and North Africa 2018 - Interim Assessment of Key SME Reforms

    This report provides an in-depth analysis of major reforms undertaken between 2014 and 2018 to promote micro, small and medium-sized enterprise development in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia. The report focuses on five strategic areas for SME policy making: SME definitions, statistics and institutions; improving business environments for SMEs and entrepreneurs; fostering access to finance; nurturing start-ups and SME growth; and the development of entrepreneurial human capital.The report aims to showcase good practices and to point to areas where more efforts are needed. It provides valuable guidance for governments, private sector organisations, multilateral bodies and other stakeholders to intensify their efforts to support SMEs as essential vehicles for jobs and competitiveness. This is particularly relevant in a region striving to boost economic diversification, employment creation and the inclusion of youth and women in the economy.The report is the result of a process of close collaboration among governments, the OECD, the European Training Foundation and the European Commission.
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