Publications & Documents


  • 15-February-2011

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    The fiscal imperative

    The crisis has left a legacy of nearly bankrupt governments. There is little doubt that all countries among the advanced economies are now in urgent need of implementing a credible medium-term fiscal consolidation strategy, argues Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank.

  • 10-February-2011

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    Global imbalances and how to tackle them

    The world economy is recovering, but many challenges remain to eliminate global imbalances. Countries must address the crucial question of capital movements while deepening their commitment to structural reforms, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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