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  • 28-March-2017

    English

    What do Americans know about retirement and what do they expect?

    The United States’ Social Security Act of 1935 set up a social insurance programme for American workers, providing them with at least some degree of certainty about income after retirement. But, in today’s environment, to what degree do Americans feel secure about their retirement? This article looks at the results of a new survey on American’s understanding of retirement preparedness and the perceived role of Social Security.

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  • 3-February-2017

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    More private capital for infrastructure investment in Asia?

    Since the financial crisis, infrastructure investment has moved up the political agenda in most countries – now also including the USA. Asia is often seen as the world’s infrastructure laboratory, with massive construction of transport and energy projects. This article discusses infrastructure investment, private finance, and institutional investors in Asia from a global perspective.

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  • 17-December-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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  • 10-November-2016

    English

    Green Finance and Investment in Developing Countries

    To meet the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, we need to significantly shift and scale up green finance and investment.

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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

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    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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