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This article presents a combined analysis of households’ financial and non-financial balance sheets across OECD countries over the period 1995-2006. The scope of the study mainly covers households’ gross wealth (financial, dwellings and land) and therefore does not include debt. It also analyses financial risks borne by households investing their savings either in investment fund shares, in life insurance reserves or in pension
The OECD will release Financial Market Trends No. 95 on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (10.00 a.m. GMT) on Thursday 8 January 2009 for immediate release (in English only).
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This paper reviews the impact of ageing on private pensions, in particular on the payout phase, assesses the part that annuities can play in financing retirement, and examines the role of financial markets in facilitating the allocation on assets accumulated in defined contribution pension plans
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Whenever a crisis hits, interest in guarantee arrangements rises. This paper focuses on how parts of the financial safety net are combined, with a special emphasis on deposit insurance and its interaction with other safety net elements. It addresses structural rather practical crisis resolution issues, as well as reviewing recent policy actions in this context.
Organised in Paris back-to-back with the 18th Annual OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management, discussions focused on an exchange of information on ongoing activities regarding African Public Debt Management and Bond Markets.
The meeting took place in Paris back-to-back with the forum on African Public Debt Management, discussions focussed on sovereign asset liability management, the use of short-term government paper and regional roundtables on challenges and opportunities for issuers in view of the credit/liquidity crisis.
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Special chapter from Economic Outlook No. 84, November 2008.
OECD is preparing a two-pillar action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth.
The IAIS and the OECD joint questionnaire on the corporate governance of insurers aimed to obtain information on current practices in corporate governance at insurers and views on what might constitute good practices for the governance of insurers.
The Global Forum addressed a wide range of issues of high relevance to national policy debate on retirement savings in both developed and emerging economies.