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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play an important role in the ownership landscape and in global markets. How well these state-owned enterprises are governed has a significant impact on their performance and value, as well as on public finances, economic growth and competitiveness. This Guide facilitates the practical implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the areas of transparency
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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
The Spanish government announced on Friday, 29 January, its intention of postponing the retirement age from 65 to 67 and to increase the number of contribution years used to calculate pension benefits. The OECD believes that these measures are important steps in the right direction and would bring Spain closer in line with other OECD countries who have already reformed their pension systems.
El gobierno español anunció el viernes pasado su intención de elevar la edad oficial de jubilación de 65 a 67 años, y de aumentar el numero de años necesario para calcular la pensión. La OCDE considera muy positivas dichas medidas.
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Les Principes de l’OICP relatifs au contrôle des pensions privées entendent couvrir les plans de retraite individuels et professionnels, ainsi que les fonds de pension.
Principes directeurs de l'OCDE relatives aux pensions privées
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Les principes directeurs sont destinés à guider les autorités de réglementation, de contrôle et autres autorités impliquées dans la conception, l'administration et la gestion de plans de pension.
The MENA-OECD Task Force on Corporate Governance of SOEs will take place in Paris, France on 1 March 2010.
Focus of this particular meeting will be on two governance reform topics that task force members have identified as priorities for the region:
Transparency and Accountability
The selection and quality of SOE boards
This meeting has been jointly organised with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance with support from the
Adrian Blundell-Wignall talks about the impact of US proposals for banking reform and how they can help avoid a new financial crisis.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to separate core commercial banking from some higher-risk activities in financial conglomerates and to place a moratorium on further consolidation could help to avoid a new financial crisis by resolving some major risks inherent to the current financial system.