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  • 23-November-2016

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    The evolution of insurer portfolio investment strategies for long-term investing

    This article provides an overview of the evolving investment strategies of insurers and identifies the opportunities and constraints they may face with respect to long-term investment activity. It investigates the extent to which changes in macroeconomic conditions, market developments and insurance regulation may affect the role of insurers in long-term investment financing.

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  • 10-November-2016

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    Analytical tools for the insurance market and macro-prudential surveillance

    This article provides an overview of the analytical tools used by insurance regulators and supervisors for the purposes of market and macro-prudential surveillance. The article provides a point of reference on the use of analytical tools for market surveillance and is intended to inform the further development of the OECD Global Insurance Statistics framework.

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  • 3-November-2016

    English

    Student loans, indebtedness, and financial literacy in the United States

    Annamaria Lusardi is the Denit Trust Chair of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business. Following the release of new data focused on Americans’ financial capability, she draws attention to some of the findings in the study, focusing on three areas of great importance to the personal finances of Americans: student loans, indebtedness, and financial literacy.

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  • 21-juin-2016

    Français

    Finance, amoralité et double langage

    Lorsque j’ai interrogé 200 banquiers et salariés de la City de Londres, centre financier de l’Europe, le plus saisissant a peut-être été le langage employé. Pas tellement à cause des grossièretés, pourtant nombreuses, du jargon technique ou des acronymes obscurs : j’ai surtout été marqué par des termes qui paraissent conçus afin d’éluder toute possibilité de questionnement éthique.

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  • 27-May-2016

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    Business and finance: The size of the reversal of the supercycle is bigger than you think

    27/05/2016 - The real economy will always seem to be disconnected from the financial economy during periods when the need for structural change is so overwhelming that it can hardly be otherwise. We have had the easiest monetary policy of any historical era outside of hyperinflations, and productivity fails to grow, economic activity is weak...

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  • 21-May-2016

    English

    What is blocking business investment and productivity growth?

    21/05/2016 - It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Adrian Blundell-Wignall gives a preview of what’s in the 2016 edition of the OECD Business and Finance Outlook.

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  • 2-December-2015

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    Keeping capital flows orderly

    2 December 2015 - The global financial and economic crisis of 2008 left the international monetary system with vulnerabilities caused by volatile capital flows and spillovers from national policy responses. The current policy environment has moved multilateral co-operation, openness and transparency to the top of the capital flow policy agenda.

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  • 7-septembre-2015

    Français

    Nouvelle institution financière internationale : le pari de la Chine

    En octobre 2014, la Chine attirait l’attention de la communauté internationale en inaugurant la Banque asiatique d’investissement pour les infrastructures (AIIB). Si certains pays s’en tiennent encore prudemment à l’écart, près de 60 pays, dont plusieurs membres et partenaires de l’OCDE, ont rejoint cette nouvelle institution financière internationale. Quel est son objectif, et quel sera son impact ?

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  • 16-juillet-2015

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    Investissement et inégalités : à qui profitent les marchés ?

    L’économie mondiale a cruellement besoin d’investissements plus productifs pour créer des emplois, accroître la productivité et relever des défis mondiaux comme le changement climatique. Au lieu de cela, les marchés boursiers prospèrent, ce qui malheureusement, pour de nombreux dirigeants et journalistes, revient au même.

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  • 29-May-2015

    English

    The OECD’s Business and Finance Outlook looks at the Greatest Puzzle of Today

    The greatest puzzle today is that since the global crisis financial markets see so little risk, with asset prices rising everywhere in response to zero interest rates and quantitative easing, while companies that invest in the real economy appear see so much more risk. What can be happening?

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