Publications & Documents


  • 24-March-2014

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    Improving the monitoring of the value of implicit guarantees for bank debt

    The value of implicit guarantees has declined from its peak at the height of the financial crisis, which is consistent with progress made regarding the bank regulatory reform agenda, as one would expect that many of the reform measures imply a more limited value of implicit guarantees for bank debt. Implicit guarantees persist however and their value continues to be significant.

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  • 24-March-2014

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    SMEs and the credit crunch: Current financing difficulties, policy measures and a review of literature

    This article presents a brief overview of current financing difficulties for SMEs and policy measures to support SME lending during the crisis, and presents a literature review related to difficulties in SME’s access to finance during the crisis, against a background of a sharp decline in bank profitability and an erosion of bank capital that negatively affected lending.

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  • 13-March-2014

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    14th Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia

    Discussions at the 14th roundtable focussed on quantitative easing (QE) tapering to Asia, financial regulatory reforms, financial liberalisation and fragmenting growth, long-term investment for infrastructure, financial inclusion and disaster risk financing in insurance and financial markets.

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  • 26-February-2014

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    High-level Global Symposium on Financial Education: Promoting Long-term Savings and Investments

    This event, co-organised by the OECD and the Korean authorities, explored policies and good practices for supporting long-term savings and investments through financial education and financial consumer protection.

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  • 19-February-2014

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    OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management

    Discussions at this event focused on enhancing transparency in public debt management, the impact of tapering and exit on public debt management, and the role of DMOs in centralised or integrated risk management.

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  • 11-February-2014

    English

    Policy Notes

    This series makes available, to a wider readership, selected studies which the Department has prepared for use within OECD.

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  • 16-January-2014

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    Dividing the pie in Brazil: income distribution, social policies and the new middle class

    Brazil has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and inequality. This reduction is explained by strong growth but also by effective social policies. Besides growth, public services and cash transfers have played the biggest role, the latter notably through the successful "Bolsa Familia" programme.

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  • 8-January-2014

    English

    Partnership for Climate Finance and Development

    Background information on the Partnership on Climate Finance and Development, including details on the national, regional and global networks and activities.

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  • 7-January-2014

    English

    The state of the banking sector in Europe

    This paper reviews the state of the banking sector in Europe. At the aggregate level, the empirical data suggest that the Baltics, Cyprus, Greece and Ireland, in particular, are hit by a strong decline in lending in the wake of the financial crisis.

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  • 15-December-2013

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    Understanding climate change finance flows and effectiveness – mapping of recent initiatives

    This paper is aimed primarily at government officials who are involved in decision making over how to utilise climate finance in support of relevant national actions. It provides an overview of the large number of initiatives that have been implemented to assist developing countries manage their response to climate change, both through information provision and policy-relevant analysis.

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