Reports


26-March-2010

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Economic Survey of Germany 2010: The banking system: lessons from the financial crisis

The German banking system came under pressure during the financial crisis, not least due to its significant exposure to toxic assets which originated in the US.

10-March-2010

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010

Going for Growth 2010 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2009 edition.

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18-February-2010

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Private Pensions and the Financial Crisis: How to Ensure Adequate Retirement Income from DC Pension Plans

The current economic and financial crisis has shaken confidence in funded pension systems in general and in defined contribution (DC) pension plans in particular. The crisis has highlighted the impact of market conditions on retirement savings accumulated in DC pension plans and the uncertainty as to whether those retirement savings may prove adequate to finance retirement – particularly for those close to retirement. The purpose of

8-February-2010

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The financial industry and challenges related to post-crises exit strategies

Financial markets have recovered substantially but vulnerabilities remain significant. Ample liquidity may lead to new bubbles, particularly in some emerging markets, and uncertainties about governments’ exit strategies and regulatory changes weigh on a fledgling upswing. Co-ordination and communication of exit policies will be important, and exit from policy stimulus should not be precipitated at the current juncture. While financial

2-February-2010

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Economic Survey of China 2010: Progress on financial reforms: an update

Chinese financial institutions are now generally stronger and better regulated than a few years ago and the financial system is gradually opening up. However, further reforms are required.

2-February-2010

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Economic Survey of China 2010: Further monetary policy framework reform

China’s monetary policy framework has gradually become more market-based. Going forward, it will need to place less emphasis on quantity-based liquidity controls and more on interest rate changes.

20-January-2010

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Economic Survey of Israel 2009: Assessing the macroeconomic policy framework

Monetary policy and inflation prospects are broadly sound in Israel, but significant challenges remain for fiscal policy in reducing public debt.

15-January-2010

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Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Containing the systemic risks from exceptionally large financial institutions

The comparatively large magnitude of the losses of the two largest banks of Switzerland in relation to capital has underscored the systemic risks to the economy posed by the institutions’ size relative to Swiss GDP and their extensive cross-border and cross-currency activities.

15-January-2010

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Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Swiss Monetary Policy in the Current Crisis and Beyond

The Swiss National Bank took decisive action to support financial market stability and dampen the recession. In the current situation, the main challenge facing the SNB concerns the exit strategy.

8-January-2010

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The Elephant in the Room: The Need to Deal with What Banks Do

Contagion risk and counterparty failure have been the main hallmarks of the current crisis. While some large diversified banks that focused mainly on commercial banking survived very well, others suffered crippling losses. Sound corporate governance and strong risk-management culture should enable banks to avoid excessive leverage and risk taking. The question is whether there is a better way, via leverage rules or rules on the

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