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This article, which was published in Financial Market Trends, No. 87, October 2004, provides an overview of OECD's Financial Education Project and reports on results to date.
Key indicators show Germany belonging to the countries in the OECD with strong innovation activity even though some weakening in Germany’s position relative to other OECD countries has occurred recently, as discussed in this working paper.
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Chapter IV of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 75. Buoyant house prices give a greater boost to consumer spending in countries with more diversified mortgage markets. But distortions to the housing market, such as tax breaks, should be avoided to counter excessive price volatility.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter V. Narrowing the large current account deficit would require major changes to exchange rates, to fiscal policy or to the competitiveness of US exports - all of which would impose costs on the US and its on trading partners.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter VI. A look at how stock market movements have affected government revenues in selected countries.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-4 May 2004. This conference focused on personal pension plans and their interaction with insurance and financial markets, particularly the institutional structure of the supervisory agencies...
2 April 2004, Paris, France. The 2nd EIR/OECD Conference on Pensions and Long-run Investments focused on pension fund investment in both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution systems.
Manila, Philippines, 30 March–1 April 2004. Organised by the ADB and the OECD under the aegis of the INPRS, this conference discussed issues relevant to the regulation and supervision of private pensions and insurance companies.
This report focuses on the role of insurance and reinsurance companies in the management of environmental risks - environmental pollution risk and natural catastrophe risk in particular.
19-20 November 2003, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1999, the Tokyo Roundtable offers an annual forum for discussion on specific topics of interest from the viewpoint of capital market reform in Asia.