Reports


  • 23-September-2010

    English, , 703kb

    Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans

    Protecting retirement income derived from DC pension plans requires carefully designed default investment strategies. This article assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase, focusing on life-cycle strategies.

  • 10-September-2010

    English, , 689kb

    Debt Markets: Policy Challenges in the Post-Crisis Landscape

    This article summarises discussions held at the 11th OECD-WBG-IMF Global Bond Market Forum where withdrawal of policy stimulus and sovereign risk were singled out as the two biggest concerns for investors. It addresses the continuing challenge of measuring sovereign risk, the need for more reliable indicators of sovereign risk to help make appropriate investment decisions and how difficult circumstances have forced sovereign issuers

  • 10-September-2010

    English, , 1,374kb

    Risks Ahead for the Financial Industry in a Changing Interest Rate Environment

    Current interest rates have been conducive to financial institutions assuming exposure to interest rate risks but, with interest rates expected to rise and yield curves likely to flatten, new challenges may be in store. This article draws attention to the increased risks and possible negative effects that the still-fragile banking sector could face in light of these developments.

  • 10-September-2010

    English, , 141kb

    A Suggested New Approach to the Measurement and Reporting of Gross Short-Term Borrowing Operations by Governments

    The various existing methods for calculating short-term borrowing requirements can result in distorted estimates. This article proposes a new method that yields economically meaningful results that can also be used to make cross-country comparisons.

  • 10-September-2010

    English, , 117kb

    Statistical Yearbook on African Central Government Debt: Overview of a New OECD Publication

    The first issue of the Statistical Yearbook on African Central Government Debt was published earlier this year. This article provides an overview of the publication which contains comprehensive and consistent information on African central government debt instruments. It includes both individual country data and comparative statistics to facilitate cross-country analysis.

  • 6-September-2010

    English

    Defined benefit pension plans - proposed revisions to international accounting

    At the end of April 2010, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published an exposure draft with proposed changes to International Accounting Standard No. 19 (IAS 19). If enacted, the changes to IAS 19 proposed by the IASB are expected to have a significant impact on company financials on a global basis.

  • 13-August-2010

    English

    Finance, business and the crisis

    Read about OECD efforts to help governments improve the domestic and global policies that affect business and markets in the wake of the global economic crisis.

  • 16-July-2010

    English, , 749kb

    The Design of Government Guarantees for Bank Bonds: Lessons from the Recent Financial Crisis

    Government-guaranteed bank bonds have been an effective tool in avoiding the worst during the financial crisis. However, the pricing of the guarantees has created competitive distortions and the continued availability of such guarantees into 2010 may have reduced the pressure on some banks to address their weaknesses.

  • 15-July-2010

    English

    Prospects for growth and imbalances beyond the short term

    The global crisis has left the OECD area with lower potential output and a high government debt burden. Moreover, global imbalances are beginning to widen again.

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  • 15-July-2010

    English, , 117kb

    Prospects for growth and imbalances beyond the short term

    The global crisis has left the OECD area with lower potential output and a high government debt burden. Moreover, global imbalances are beginning to widen again.

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