The current financial crisis has had a major impact on global pension assets, with the OECD estimating declines of $5.4tn (over 20%) at the end of 2008. This is putting pressure on funding levels for defined benefit (DB) pension plans, and has served a severe blow to members of defined contribution (DC) plans close to retirement, denting confidence in many DC systems. This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic
Ce projet a pour but d'améliorer le climat des affaires des pays d’Afrique australe à travers un programme intégré de revues de la politique d’investissement, en se basant sur l’apprentissage par les pairs et le partage d’expérience nationales à un niveau régional.
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The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent
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The financial crisis that started in the summer of 2007 is shaking the world’s economic system. It started in the financial sector, but is now having an important impact on the real economy. This paper discusses the role of competition policy in times of systemic financial crises, focusing mainly on the financial sector but also looks at the applicability of competition policy to the real sector.
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The principal purpose of this paper is to analyse the trade-off between the uncertainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements.
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Le droit et la politique de la concurrence en République tchèque se sont alignés sur les pratiques européennes. Depuis l’examen par l’OCDE de sa politique de la concurrence en 2001, la République tchèque est devenue membre de l’Union européenne et sa loi sur la concurrence a été révisée...
Countries participating in a “Freedom of Investment” initiative, which together represent four fifths of the world economy, have pledged to resist discriminatory policies and new forms of protectionism towards investment.
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As a global economic crisis risks becoming a crisis of globalisation, this policy brief looks at the recent performance of trade and FDI, protectionist risks, appropriate policies and the role of the OECD.
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Investment Newsletter No.9 focuses on OECD support for G20 objectives on international investment, lessons from previous crises for investment policy today, the investment policy review of China, the PFI user's toolkit, guidance for engaging the private sector in water infrastructure and investment news from Africa.
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At the 10th roundtable on Freedom of Investment on 26 March, OECD and non-OECD governments reviewed recent policy measures and found no trend to date towards protectionism. They issued a report on building trust and confidence in international investment, that calls for renewed vigilance in resisting protectionist pressures and continued peer monitoring at the OECD. This report is intended for OECD and non-OECD Ministers at the