Publications & Documents


  • 18-February-2011

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    Benefits and challenges of a long-term perspective in financial activities : making the most of capital flows

    OECD Secretary-General talks of the need to promote a significant shift in policy-making to introduce together a new era that favours long term investments for sustainable development, at the Eurofi High Level Seminar in Paris.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Macroeconomic impact of Basel III

    The estimated medium-term impact of Basel III implementation on GDP growth is in the range of -0.05 to -0.15 percentage point per annum.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Promoting longer-term investment by institutional investors: Selected issues and policies

    This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.

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  • 16-February-2011

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    A public debt management perspective on proposals for restrictions on short selling of sovereign debt

    New restrictions on the short selling of sovereign debt have been proposed in response to major threats to financial market stability and market confidence. This article voices the concerns of debt managers that the proposed changes could push their borrowing costs up.

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  • 15-February-2011

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    A new era of global co-operation

    The G20 helped steer the world through the worst of the economic storm; now it must show it can set in motion a new governance for the post-crisis world. That's a task our organisation stands ready to help with, says the OECD's G20 Sherpa, Gabriela Ramos.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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