Speeches / Presentations

  • 13-October-2009


    Fixing Finance - Origins of the financial crisis and requirements for reform

    What caused the global financial crisis, and what direction should the policy reform agenda take? Why did residential mortgage-backed securities and credit default swaps explode from around 2004? Adrian Blundell-Wignall discusses the origins of the financial crisis and requirements for reform at the New America Foundation on 13 October 2009, as part of the OECD Breakfast Series.

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  • 5-octobre-2009


    Sommet du G20 : Cadre pour une croissance forte, durable et équilibrée

    Le Sécrétaire-général M. Gurría a souligné la nécessité de s'accorder sur des objectifs internationaux communs dans des domaines tels que l'innovation et la croissance verte prédisant qu'"ils pourraient devenir l'axe majeur pour l'élaboration du volet structurel du Cadre du G20".

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  • 23-June-2009

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    OECD Forum 2009; The Crisis and Beyond: For a stronger, cleaner, fairer economy - The financial crisis and the requirements of reform

    The problems the world faces in dealing with the current finanical crisis are far from over. This speech addresses where we are in this process and how optimistic we can be. It was prepared for the session on Restoring Confidence in Financial Systems at the 2009 OECD Forum: The Crisis and Beyond: For a stronger, cleaner, fairer economy.

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  • 22-June-2009


    Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

    In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world

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  • 3-June-2009


    The OECD’s effort to help build a stronger, cleaner and fairer global economy

    The current economic crisis has exposed the deficiencies of economic global governance and the risk of having a highly integrated global economy with fragmented global economic decision-making and regulation. To improve our impact, we do need stronger, more inclusive and better coordinated international organisations, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 26-May-2009

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    The general economic background to the crisis

    This is the OECD Paper for Session 1 on ―How the global economy headed into crisis‖ at the G20 Workshop on the Causes of the Crisis: Key Lessons Mumbai.

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  • 20-May-2009


    OECD/IEFP Symposium on Financial Education

    Financial markets and services are playing a greater social and economic role in the daily life of the average individual. One of the challenges is to move from raising awareness on financial issues to actually changing consumers’ behaviours, notably by integrating financial literacy into school curricula, according to Mr. Gurría.

  • 19-May-2009


    Third meeting of the International Network on Financial Education

    If we consider the rapid pace of financial innovation, the growing complexity of financial products, and the increasing amount and size of financial risks and responsibilities transferred to households, consumers need to be better equipped to make good, informed and rational financial decisions, according to Mr Gurría.

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  • 12-mai-2009


    La « Norme mondiale » du 21e siècle

    Pour construire une économie mondiale plus forte et plus saine, nous devons réfléchir aux fondements de l’intégrité et de l’éthique afin de rétablir la confiance dans la mondialisation. Selon le Secrétaire général, il y a désormais un consensus politique sur le besoin de développer un ensemble d'instruments et de principes communs destinés à permettre une croissance durable et stable de l'économie mondiale.

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  • 4-May-2009


    Building a Cleaner World Economy

    In his opening address at the Global Forum on Public Governance, OECD's Gurría underlined that building a stronger global economy means building a cleaner global economy.

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