Publications & Documents


  • 9-June-2016

    English

    OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016

    It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Indeed, the responses to the crisis seem mainly to have stopped the banks from failing and then pushed the many faces of the crisis around between regions—currently taking the form of excess capacity in emerging markets. Productivity growth raises income per head, allows companies to pay better wages and it raises demand to help to eliminate excess capacity and improve employment. However, this element is missing in the global corporate sector. The theme of this year’s Business and Finance Outlook is fragmentation: the inconsistent structures, policies, rules, laws and industry practices that appear to be blocking business efficiency and productivity growth.

  • 8-June-2016

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    Central bank negative deposit rates and the banking sector

    The ECB, the Bank of Japan and five other central banks in Europe have applied negative interest rates on commercial banks’ reserves. This additional monetary policy stimulus, following large asset purchases by central banks in some of these areas, should boost the economy and thus raise inflation closer to target.

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  • 8-June-2016

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    Conference on optimising global value chains in environmental goods and services

    Paris, 8 June 2016: Public and private sector stakeholders debated the policy barriers and drivers shaping trade and investment in renewable energy and other environmental goods and services in the context of global value chains.

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  • 3-June-2016

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    Financial Management of Flood Risk

    The Financial Management of Flood Risk applies the lessons from the OECD’s analysis of disaster risk financing practices and the development of guidance to the specific case of floods. This report provides an overview of the approaches that economies facing various levels of flood risk and economic development have taken to managing the financial impacts of floods.

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  • 3-June-2016

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    What is the scope for public investment to lift long-term growth?

    Long-term rates are low in OECD countries, particularly in Japan, France and Germany. This opens up fiscal space and can justify any public investment projects with a positive rate of return.

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  • 3-June-2016

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    Launch of OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016, Thursday 9 June 2016, 9:30-13:15, OECD Conference Centre

    What is blocking business investment and productivity growth? OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 will focus on fragmentation at all levels of the global economy: heterogeneous policies, rules, laws and industry practices that create perverse incentives and block business efficiency.

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  • 2-June-2016

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    Country reviews of insurance and private pensions systems

    These reports describe the main features of the financial, and insurance and private pensions markets of countries that have been reviewed by the OECD.

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  • 2-June-2016

    English, PDF, 938kb

    Latvia: Review of the Insurance System

    This review of Latvia by the OECD Working Party of Governmental Experts on Insurance examines Latvia’s position with respect to core principles related to insurance systems.

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  • 1-June-2016

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    OJK-OECD High-level Regional Seminar on Empowering MSMEs through Financial Literacy and Inclusion

    Jakarta, 1-2 June 2016: This seminar addressed the importance of financial literacy and financial education for empowering micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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  • 1-June-2016

    English, PDF, 444kb

    Colombia: Assessment of the Regulatory Framework of Private Pensions

    This review of Colombia by the OECD Working Party on Private Pensions examines Colombia’s position with respect to core principles related to pension systems.

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