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Southeast Asian economies have shown considerable resilience during the current global financial and economic crisis due to national and regional policy responses to the Asian Crisis of 1997/98 that improved the soundness of banking systems, strengthened frameworks to deal with foreign currency liquidity problems, and developed bond markets. This paper discusses the economies and financial systems of Southeast Asia (SEA) and focuses
As a result of reforms and financial sector development, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) now exerts significant control over money market interest rates.
This Toolkit assists pension supervisors to identify potential risks faced by pension plans or funds and assess the financial and operational factors in place to minimise and mitigate those risks.
This paper analyses the factors influencing the level and volatility of real house prices in a panel of OECD countries over the period 1980-2005.
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The recent major earthquakes in Chile and Haiti are the latest reminder of the urgent need for disaster preparedness. This guidance reflects international good practices on the mitigation and financial management of catastrophic risks.
The euro area financial system took excessive risks during the global credit boom, which in some countries led to an unsustainable increase in credit, higher asset prices and housing booms.
The financial system has still not fully recovered. Major questions remain over how banks operate and are regulated. The solutions must be found, argues William R. White, Chair of the OECD Economic and Development Review Committee.
For more than two decades, the world's economic growth and development was largely fuelled by globalisation-the opening up of financial and product markets, and the emergence of economies such as China, India and Brazil. This process was hit by an earthquake with the global financial crisis of 2008, an event which some have dubbed the “first crisis of globalisation”.
The recent economic crisis inflicted substantial damage on the public finances of many countries around the world. Meanwhile, growth remains largely subdued. How can governments restore public finances while promoting economic growth?”
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Systemic financial crises are a recurrent phenomenon, and despite regulatory efforts they are likely to occur again. This report compares the ex ante funding of deposit insurance schemes in a selection of countries, highlighting the “funding gap” left by these arrangements in the recent systemic financial crisis. To fill that gap, different approaches have been adopted across countries in the recent crisis. Where support for the