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  • 27-February-2013


    OECD government borrowing set to rise slightly in 2013

    The gross borrowing needs of OECD governments are projected to increase slightly to around USD 10.9 trillion in 2013, up from the already high level of USD 10.8 trillion in 2012, according to a new OECD report.

  • 21-November-2012


    Responding to the crisis: what are OECD countries doing to strengthen their public finances?

    OECD countries are intensifying their fiscal consolidation efforts, introducing additional measures and extending the time horizon to implement them. Most have announced fiscal consolidation of more than 3% of GDP over the period 2009-15, according to the OECD’s Restoring Public Finances 2012.

  • 7-November-2012


    G20 ministers welcome OECD disaster risk assessment and financing framework

    G20 Finance Ministers have welcomed a new OECD/G20 framework designed to help governments develop financial strategies for disaster risk management.

  • 24-October-2012


    Tax: Revenues rising slowly across the OECD

    In most OECD countries tax revenues are continuing to rise in relation to GDP from the 2008-09 declines seen at the beginning of the crisis, according to OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics. OECD countries collected about 34.0% of GDP in taxes in 2011, compared with 33.8% in 2010.

  • 18-October-2011


    G20 finance ministers agree new principles to boost financial consumer protection

    G20 finance ministers have agreed new principles on financial consumer protection developed by the OECD. “Without consumer trust and confidence we could jeopardise the basis for global economic recovery and growth,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 30-September-2011


    Evaluation of minimum return guarantees in defined contribution pension plans

    The Working Paper “The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions” argues that, while there is a clear need to better protect retirement income from financial market volatility, the costs and benefits of investment return guarantees should be carefully evaluated.

  • 25-July-2011


    Pension fund assets climb back to pre-crisis levels but full recovery still uncertain, says OECD

    Pension fund asset levels in most countries continued to show strong growth throughout 2010, returning almost to pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report. Both economic and financial indicators showed signs of further recovery but the outlook for future economic growth in developed economies remains uncertain and sluggish.

    Related Documents
  • 25-May-2011


    OECD and South Africa to set up first African sovereign debt management centre

    The OECD and South Africa will open a centre to help African governments manage their debt and bond markets in Midrand, South Africa.

  • 3-December-2010


    OECD experts react to recent pension developments

    Some countries are reconsidering their approach to the provision of sustainable and adequate pensions. OECD experts have reiterated several key recommendations that should be taken into account during this process.

  • 7-June-2010


    Retirement income may become a “lottery” unless default strategies are carefully designed

    Working Paper: "Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans". Future retirees can expect dramatic fluctuations in fortunes between members of a cohort unless they adopt investment strategies that reduce the impact of market shocks. Similar strategies should also become the default for individuals who make no active investment choice.

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