Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Washington, DC from 19th to 21st April to attend the 2018 International Monetary Fund / World Bank Spring Meetings, as well as meetings of G7 and G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
The expansion of Digital Financial Services (DFS) - such as mobile and online financial services, electronic money, as well as branchless banking – is a major global phenomenon and is particularly widespread in the developing world. Digital Financial Services are currently available to over 60% of the world’s population, particularly in the form of mobile money.
We are witnessing an increasingly worrying disconnect between buoyant financial markets on the one hand and a stubbornly weak real economy leading to uncertain prospects for companies, and enduring economic hardship for people, said OECD Secretary-General.
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.
Etant donné que la crise financière s’approfondit et se répand, les pouvoirs publics doivent prendre d’urgence des initiatives coordonnées pour rétablir la confiance et relancer les flux de crédit, selon M.Gurría.