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  • 16-April-2015


    SMEs and entrepreneurs need to diversify their funding amid continued credit constraints

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are fundamental for inclusive growth and jobs, but they need to broaden their sources of finance in order to reduce their vulnerability to volatile credit market developments, according to two new OECD reports.

  • 8-December-2014


    Economic stagnation compounds demographic pressure on pension systems, says OECD

    Low growth, low interest rates and low returns on investment linked to the slow global economy are now compounding the problems of population ageing for both public and private pension systems, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 11-October-2014


    Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank - Written Statement to the IMFC

    As a result of continued policy support and favourable financial conditions, global growth is expected to be somewhat more vigorous in the latter part of 2014 and into 2015. Nonetheless, the OECD’s recent Interim Assessment has revised growth projections downwards for most major economies as the recovery is turning out to be weaker than expected.

  • 28-March-2014


    Sovereign borrowing set to fall in 2014, says OECD

    Borrowing operations by OECD governments are set to decrease, as their borrowing needs continue to decline, according to a new OECD report. Net borrowing needs are projected to fall from USD 2.0 trillion in 2013 to USD 1.5 trillion in 2014, the lowest level since 2007.

  • 26-March-2014


    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook launches Friday 28 March 2014

    The OECD’s latest Sovereign Borrowing Outlook, to be published on Friday 28 March 2014, provides data and analysis on the borrowing needs and funding strategies of OECD governments.

  • 5-November-2013


    Pension funds achieve high returns in most OECD countries in 2012

    Pension fund assets achieved high returns in almost all OECD countries in 2012, with a real return greater than 5% in 18 countries, according to the 2013 edition of Pension Markets in Focus.

  • 4-October-2013


    Developing Local Currency Bond Markets: A New Diagnostic Framework

    Jointly developed by the IMF, World Bank, EBRD, and the OECD, this report analyses the main elements necessary to deepen domestic bond markets in emerging and developing economies.

  • 20-September-2013


    APEC Finance Ministers welcome OECD report on disaster risk financing in the Asia Pacific region

    At their meetings on 19-20 September 2013, APEC Finance Ministers welcomed a survey report prepared by the OECD on disaster risk financing practices in the Asia Pacific region.

  • 5-September-2013


    G20 countries step up action to help consumers make informed financial decisions

    The financial crisis has shown that many people need to have a better understanding of the financial issues in order to make informed decisions on matters such as savings, investments, pensions and credit, according to a report to be presented to G20 leaders in Saint Petersburg this week.

  • 2-September-2013


    OECD media briefings at G20 Leaders’ Summit in Saint Petersburg

    OECD media briefings at G20 Leaders’ Summit in Saint Petersburg

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