Publications & Documents


  • 25-November-2009

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    19th OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management

    Taking place in Paris, discussions at the Forum focused on the impact of the global financial crisis on funding needs and borrowing strategies in different regions, new policy challenges for Asian debt managers and urgent policy changes in the new borrowing landscape.

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  • 19-November-2009

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    Expanded Guarantees for Banks: Benefits, Costs and Exit Issues

    This article argues that the expansion of existing and the introduction of new guarantees for financial institutions has been a key element of the policy response to the recent financial crisis. Essentially, the government expanded its role as the provider of the safety net for banks by adopting the function of a guarantor of last resort. Among the various policy response measures, the expansion of guarantees has the benefit of

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  • 4-November-2009

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    Mobilising financial resources - Boosting energy investment and carbon finance in Africa

    NEPAD-OECD Ministerial Meeting & Expert Roundtable, 11-12 November 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa. Mobilising Financial Resources - Boosting Energy Investment & Carbon Finance in Africa.

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  • 3-November-2009

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    Pedal to the metal: Structural reforms to boost long-term growth in Mexico and spur recovery from the crisis

    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.

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  • 3-November-2009

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 26-October-2009

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    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.

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  • 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.

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