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  • 1-July-2015

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    China signs cooperation agreements with OECD and joins OECD Development Centre

    In a historic visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the OECD in Paris, the People’s Republic of China today decided to enhance longstanding collaboration with the OECD and to join the OECD Development Centre.

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  • 24-June-2015

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    Can pension funds and life insurance companies keep their promises?

    This chapter from the 2015 OECD Business and Finance Outlook examines the potential impact of an environment of protracted low interest rates on pension systems and life insurance companies. It describes the mechanisms through which prolonged low interest rates can affect the solvency position of these institutions and uses available data to assess potential impacts.

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  • 24-June-2015

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    OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2015

    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.

  • 24-June-2015

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    Launch of the OECD Business and Finance Outlook and opening high-level roundtable

    In a sense, today’s ‘newborn’ Business and Finance Outlook is the twin sister of the Economic Outlook. It delves deeper into what we are calling the ‘global investment puzzle’, namely: at a time of easy money, why is there so little productive investment by firms in advanced countries? And why do firms see so much risk while financial investors seem oblivious to the build-up of risks in the financial system?

  • 23-June-2015

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    Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers

    The current low interest rate environment poses a significant risk for the long-term financial viability of pension funds and insurance companies, as they seek to generate sufficient returns to meet promises, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 18-June-2015

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    Third Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    Finance and inclusive growth: How to restore a healthy financial sector that supports long-lasting, inclusive growth?

    Finance is a vital ingredient of economic growth, but there can be too much of it. Over the past 50 years, credit by banks and other institutions to households and businesses has grown three times as fast as economic activity. At these levels, further expansion is likely to slow long-term growth and raise inequality.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    Finance and inclusive growth: How to restore a healthy financial sector that supports long-lasting, inclusive growth?

    Finance is a vital ingredient of economic growth, but there can be too much of it. Over the past 50 years, credit by banks and other institutions to households and businesses has grown three times as fast as economic activity. At these levels, further expansion is likely to slow long-term growth and raise inequality.

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  • 16-June-2015

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    3rd Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct : 18-19 June 2015, OECD Conference Centre – Open to media

    Responsible business conduct (RBC) is an essential part of an open international investment climate. The activities of multinational enterprises often span multiple countries and many cultural, legal, and regulatory environments.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    OECD Ministers reinforce importance of investment for strong, green and inclusive growth

    The OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level reinforced member governments’ support across a broad range of key OECD work.

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