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  • 5-October-2015

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Ireland Policy Brief: Improving SMEs' Access to Finance to Boost Growth and Job Creation

    Business lending in Ireland has still not recovered to pre-crisis levels. Credit conditions remain tight, and interest rates high by Euro area standards, especially for small firms.

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Malaysia-OECD High-level Global Symposium on financial well-being

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: This Symposium addressed cutting-edge issues to further integrate financial education and financial consumer protection policies with a view to enhancing financial well-being and to address the challenges and identify solutions in delivering effective financial education.

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  • 25-September-2015

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    OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions

    OECD working papers on finance, insurance and private pensions address such policy issues as risk management, governance, types of investments, benefit protection and financial education.

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  • 25-September-2015

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    Financial Education for Long-term Savings and Investments: Review of Research and Literature

    Long-term savings and investments (LTSI) by individuals enhances their financial security while also supporting growth and financial development. Evidence shows that financial knowledge and skills are positively related to LTSI behaviour, and indicates a strong correlation between levels of financial literacy and retirement wealth accumulation.

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  • 24-September-2015

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    Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems - Bridging Health and Finance Perspectives

    The health systems we enjoy today, and expected medical advances in the future, will be difficult to finance from public resources without major reforms. Public health spending in OECD countries has grown rapidly over most of the last half century. These spending increases have contributed to important progress in population health: for example, life expectancy at birth has increased, rising on average by ten years since 1970. The challenge now is to sustain and enhance these achievements in a context of tight fiscal constraints in many countries combined with upward pressure on health spending from factors such as new technological advances and demographic changes. Finding policies that can make health spending more sustainable without compromising important achievements in access and quality requires effective co-operation between health and finance ministries. Sound governance and co-ordination mechanisms are therefore essential to ensure effective policy choices. Prepared by both public finance and health experts, this report provides a unique detailed overview of institutional frameworks for financing health care in OECD countries. One of the main features of this book is a comprehensive mapping of budgeting practices and governance structure in health across OECD countries.

  • 23-September-2015

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    The Unfinished Reform: Towards a More Resilient, Transparent and Accountable Global Financial System - Keynote speech at Santander Investor Day 2015 welcome dinner

    Thanks to its strong and low-risk business model, Santander has navigated pretty well through the crisis, and has adapted to the new market and regulatory environments with capital adequacy and sounder balance sheets. We see you as a key partner in our effort to improve the global financial system, the topic I am going to address here today.

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  • 17-September-2015

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    Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing: Towards the Development of Effective Approaches to the Financial Management of Disaster Risks

    17-18 September 2015, Kuala Lumpur: Discussions at this global seminar covered key issues related to fiscal management of disaster risks and the development of insurance and other financial tools to provide financial protection against disaster risks.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    Household disposable income has outpaced GDP growth for the OECD area since 2007

    Growth in household disposable income has, on average, outpaced the rise in GDP for the OECD area since the onset of the financial crisis in 2007, according to the OECD.

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  • 7-September-2015

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    Capital flows and the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements

    The Capital Movements Code provides a balanced framework for capital account openness. It is the only multilateral legal instrument with comprehensive coverage of capital movements. This includes inflows and outflows, long-term and short-term operations.

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