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  • 27-January-2009

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    Working Paper 31: Pension Coverage and Informal Sector Workers: International Experiences

    This paper provides an overview of selected country experiences, and provides some suggestions for governments in developing countries considering implementing their own pension reform to ensure that informal sector workers receive the retirement income they need.

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  • 26-janvier-2009

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    Crise économique : Le long terme commence maintenant

    2009 verra-t-elle les premières éclaircies et la fin de la crise financière et économique la plus grave depuis plusieurs décennies ? L’OCDE s’emploie, avec les gouvernements et d’autres organisations internationales, à empêcher que ces dysfonctionnements ne se reproduisent.

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  • 23-janvier-2009

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    Crises financières : expériences passées et conséquences pour les politiques économiques

    Cet article donne une vue d’ensemble de la crise financière à la lumière des expériences passées et de la théorie économique et tire des recommandations de politiques économiques tentatives.

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  • 22-janvier-2009

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    L’éthique des affaires et les principes de l’OCDE : que faire pour éviter une nouvelle crise ?

    Selon M. Gurría, l’éthique des affaires devra être au cœur de toute nouvelle feuille de route pour l’économie mondiale. Les marchés ne doivent pas seulement être plus stables mais aussi moralement acceptables. Il a affirmé qu'il était temps de réconcilier l’éthique et l’économie en s'appuyant sur des règles solides, transparentes et d’actualité.

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  • 19-janvier-2009

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    Le défi de la crise financière et la foi dans le multilatéralisme

    La crise a démontré la vulnérabilité d’une économie mondiale fondée sur la conviction que la clé du succès résidait dans une production et une consommation toujours croissantes, selon le Secrétaire général de l'OCDE, Angel Gurría.

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  • 16-January-2009

    English, , 264kb

    Investment guarantees and political risk insurance - Institutions, incentives and development

    Institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes - institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market - issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community. Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about

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  • 8-January-2009

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    Households’ Wealth Composition Across OECD Countries and Financial Risks Borne by Households

    This article presents a combined analysis of households’ financial and non-financial balance sheets across OECD countries over the period 1995-2006. The scope of the study mainly covers households’ gross wealth (financial, dwellings and land) and therefore does not include debt. It also analyses financial risks borne by households investing their savings either in investment fund shares, in life insurance reserves or in pension

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  • 8-January-2009

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    Resolutions of Weak Institutions: Lessons Learned from Previous Crises

    The present financial crisis may be added to a growing list of episodes worldwide in which financial sector problems have become systemic in nature. Many OECD countries have been affected, either directly or through the transmission of problems cross-border. Most financial crises share a number of common elements. For instance, financial innovation has often played a role in distress episodes, in many cases, having much to do with

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  • 8-January-2009

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    The Current Financial Crisis: Causes and Policy Issues

    This article treats some ideas and issues that are part of ongoing reflection at the OECD. They were first raised in a major research article for the Reserve Bank of Australia conference in July 2008, and benefited from policy discussion in and around that conference. One fundamental cause of the crisis was a change in the business model of banking, mixing credit with equity culture. When this model was combined with complex

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  • 8-January-2009

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    Recent Trends in Institutional Investors Statistics

    Data to measure and analyse the increasing role of institutional investors in capital markets has been collected and published by the OECD for a number of years. This dataset is now integrated in the framework of the OECD Financial Accounts. This article presents an overview of institutional investors’ assets, their components and their development in the aggregate and by country.

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