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7-February-2011

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The second corporate governance wave in the Middle East and North Africa

Ten years ago, corporate governance was a nascent concept in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This article charts the evolution of corporate governance across the MENA region over this time and proposes potential avenues for future work in this area.

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7-February-2011

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Risks in financial group structures

This article looks at the types of risks that may be associated with complex financial groups and analyses the available policy options for satisfying the core policy objectives of safety and soundness, systemic stability, and conduct of business.

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3-February-2011

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A market perspective on the European sovereign debt and banking crisis

Europe has been beset by an interrelated banking crisis and sovereign debt crisis. Bond spreads faced by Greece and Ireland, and to a lesser extent Portugal followed by Spain, have increased. This paper explores these issues from the perspective of financial markets, focusing mainly on the four countries in the frontline of these pressures: Greece and Portugal, on the one hand, where the problems are primarily fiscal in nature; and

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2-February-2011

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Reform on Pension Fund Governance and Management: The 1998 Reform of Korea National Pension Fund, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.7

This paper provides a detailed chronological account of the governance-cum-management reform of National Pension Fund in Korea and analyzes its success factors, drawing lessons for other countries. A review of the current governance structures with the fund versus OECD guidelines and international good practice is also provided, along with suggestions for further reform.

20-January-2011

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20th OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management

Discussions at the Forum focussed on public debt objectives and the influence of macro-economic policies and financial stability; crisis experiences and lessons from the OECD area and emerging markets (including the measurement of sovereign risk); debt structure and risk metrics; as well as implications of new regulations for public debt management. . This annual forum is held under the aegis of the OECD Working Party on Debt

18-January-2011

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Making the Dutch pension system less vulnerable to financial crises

The Dutch occupational pension system has been successful in securing high asset accumulation to fund generous pension promises.

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11-January-2011

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OECD/IOPS Good Practices for Pension Funds’ Risk Management Systems

The OECD/IOPS Good Practices for Pension Funds’ Risk Management Systems aim to outline the main features of risk management systems which pension funds employ. They cover the role of management in the risk management process, look in more detail at investment risk, funding risk and operational risk (including outsourcing) control, and the risk management mechanisms which might be in place (including monitoring and reporting). The

10-January-2011

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Financial reform: A start, but only a start

Reforms of financial regulation have made some progress, but a lot more still needs to be done. Speculation and greed were among the root causes of the meltdown, and as our guest, Ami Domini, CEO of Domini Social Investments, argues, they are not impossible to fight.

22-December-2010

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Economic Assessment of Colombia 2010

Closing the income gap with the OECD and enhancing distribution of growth requires reforms in many fronts. Better functioning labour and product markets and investment in skills and infrastructure would boost productivity, while well-designed social and education policies can reduce inequalities

21-December-2010

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Sovereign debt challenges for banking systems and bond markets

Representatives of the financial services sector met in October 2010 to discuss sovereign debt challenges faced by banking systems and bond markets. This article summarises these discussions which covered the current outlook and risks - including capital flows and global rebalancing, sovereign risks and challenges for the banking sector.

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