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While Mexico’s growth performance has gradually improved over the past decades, its convergence toward OECD countries has been less rapid than in several other emerging markets.
This paper shows that world demand (to which trade has become more responsive in recent decades) can explain most of the collapse in world trade, but that tight credit conditions have likely amplified the short-term trade response.
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The paper discusses vulnerabilities in selected segments of the insurance sector and identifies specific issues related to the role of the insurance sector in the current financial crisis. The paper is part of a special report on the financial crisis and private pensions and insurance policies which will form part of the “OECD Strategic Response to the Crisis” and it provides a framework for the analysis in that report.
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The 6th issue of Pension Markets in Focus highlights the partial recovery in pension fund investment returns and funding ratios in the first half of 2009 compared to 2008.
Pension funds staged a partial recovery in the first half of 2009, generating investment returns of 3.5% in nominal terms. But, as of 30 June 2009, total pension funds assets still remained 14% below their December 2007 levels, according to the latest edition of OECD Pensions Markets in Focus.
This database provides free online access to frequently-requested pensions statistics from the OECD pensions statistics database.
The OECD and the World Bank - at the occasion of the OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - today announced the preliminary results of their project evaluating the financial performance of pension funds around the world.
The ongoing financial crisis has put euro adoption at the top of Estonia's policy agenda. However, shocks affecting Estonia are only weakly synchronized with those of the euro area, and the structure of its economy also notably differs from the euro zone.
This working paper discusses what policy makers should do in order to restore balance in the Icelandic economy and lay out the foundations for a sustainable recovery.
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Data and supplementary tables from Economics Department working paper on Estonia and euro adoption: Small country challenges of joining EMU.