Publications & Documents


  • 3-November-2009

    English

    Russia’s long and winding road to a more efficient and resilient banking sector

    This paper discusses the policy imperatives in the short term, in the face of the ongoing economic crisis, and reforms that could be implemented over the longer term to improve the efficiency and resilience of the financial system and raise Russia’s potential growth rate.

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  • 29-October-2009

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    Understanding the world trade collapse

    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.

  • 27-October-2009

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    Insurance Companies and the Financial Crisis

    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.

  • 26-October-2009

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    Pension Markets in Focus - No 6, October 2009

    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.

  • 26-October-2009

    English

    Pension Funds Recovering in 2009, says OECD

    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.

  • 15-October-2009

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    Private pensions need long-term, appropriate performance benchmarks

    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.

  • 15-October-2009

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    Estonia and euro adoption: Small country challenges of joining EMU

    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.

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  • 15-October-2009

    English

    Iceland: The Financial and Economic Crisis (Economics Department Working Paper 725)

    This working paper begins with a discussion of the factors that made the banks, non-financial firms and households vulnerable to deterioration in global financial markets. It then describes the failure of the banks, its direct impact on government debt, the IMF SBA and the economic outlook.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Iceland: Challenging Times for Monetary and Fiscal Policies (Economics Department Working Paper 726)

    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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  • 15-October-2009

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    Estonia and euro adoption: Small country challenges of joining EMU - Annex supplement

    Data and supplementary tables from Economics Department working paper on Estonia and euro adoption: Small country challenges of joining EMU.

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