Publications & Documents


30-July-2009

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Economic Survey of Mexico 2009: Overcoming the financial crisis and the macroeconomic downturn

Despite improved fundamentals, Mexico is hit hard by the financial crisis, being exposed to several simultaneous external shocks. A welcome, but weak, stimulus was passed for 2009, and policy will likely need to be supportive also in 2010.

28-July-2009

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Corporate governance of insurers - IAIS-OECD issues paper

This paper provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. It was developed jointly by the OECD and the IAIS.

22-July-2009

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Financial stability in the United Kingdom: Banking on prudence

This paper reviews the supervisory and regulatory framework and the many reforms that have already been adopted to remedy these weaknesses. It also provides recommendations for further reforms.

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20-July-2009

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Investment Regulations and Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions, No.37

This paper assesses the impact of different quantitative approaches to regulate investment risk on the retirement income stemming from defined contribution (DC) pension plans. It looks at how such regulations affect the spectrum of investment policies available and, through this channel, how they affect the retirement income that an individual may expect from a DC pension plan.

15-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Russia 2009: Stabilisation and renewed growth: Key challenges

After a decade of rapid growth, Russia has fallen into recession. The near term challenge is to limit the extent of the downturn, while beyond the crisis, a sounder growth model should be put in place.

15-July-2009

English

The bank lending channel of monetary transmission in Brazil: A VECM approach

This paper tests for the existence of a bank lending channel in the transmission of monetary policy in Brazil using monthly aggregate data for the period 1995:12 through 2008:6.

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15-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Russia 2009: Making the banking sector more efficient and resilient

Despite improvements, the banking system remains underdeveloped and crisis-prone. The current crisis, albeit painful, may yield restructuring and new regulatory approaches that will be positive in the long run.

15-July-2009

English

Economic Survey of Russia 2009: Making exchange rate policy more flexible and monetary policy more effective

Russia should aim for a gradual switch from a quasi-fixed exchange rate policy to inflation targeting. Not all conditions for adopting inflation targeting are yet in place, but preparations should be accelerated.

8-July-2009

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The Turmoil and the Financial Industry: Developments and Policy Responses

The situation in financial markets deteriorated over the past year, but government actions have helped to avert an even bigger crisis. While some signs of recovery are on the horizon, the banking sectors in many countries are not yet on solid footing. Recent government programmes that deal with banks’ ‘toxic assets’ are welcome in this regard. But further reaching financial sector reforms such as those recently endorsed by the G20

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8-July-2009

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Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

This article discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions. Policy makers are reminded that private pensions continue to play an important role in a balanced pension system, with security coming

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