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The 2010 Global Forum focused on innovative governmental policies intended to enhance the security and adequacy of defined contribution (DC) retirement plans and pension reform processes and recent developments in Asia-Pacific.
Despite major progress over the last decade, more reforms are needed to meet Indonesia’s medium-term objectives for growth and poverty reduction. The Survey reviews the main challenges in the areas of energy subsidies, infrastructure, labour markets, education, health care and social protection.
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This report shows continued strong borrowing by OECD governments amid concerns about sovereign risk. It includes revised estimates for 2010 and the projected outlook in 2011.
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Briefing on exchange rate developments
Discussions at this high-level event focused on the financial empowerment of individuals globally but with a particular focus on the Middle East North Africa region.
The annual meetings of the OECD Working Party on Public Debt Management bring together debt managers from OECD countries to discuss topical issues relating to debt management operations and government bond markets
The insurance industry is a major component of the economy by virtue of the amount of premiums it collects, the scale of its investment and, more fundamentally, the essential social and economic role it plays by covering personal and business risks. This database gathers major official insurance statistics for all OECD countries as well as Singapore which has an observer status to the OECD Insurance Committee.
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Protecting retirement income derived from DC pension plans requires carefully designed default investment strategies. This article assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase, focusing on life-cycle strategies.
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The issue of financial innovation and consumer protection is mostly about access and suitability. Access refers to a situation in which affordable, mainstream financial products are available to all segments of the population across the range of income levels and demographic characteristics. Suitability addresses the appropriateness of the products for particular consumer groups. Innovative products will tend generally to be either
Discussions at this seminar focused on how to improve the monitoring of insurance markets through the provision of sound insurance statistics and indicators, particularly in Asia and Southeast Asia.