The Capital Movements Code provides a balanced framework for capital account openness. It is the only multilateral legal instrument with comprehensive coverage of capital movements. This includes inflows and outflows, long-term and short-term operations.
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report provides an in-progress draft of voluntary high-level principles on SME financing currently in development.
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28 May 2015 - Singapore
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this note proposes a research agenda for addressing the main gaps in information for understanding the drivers and impediments of long-term investment.
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this summary report identifies both common effective approaches and innovative and/or emerging effective approaches from the information gathered from a survey of member jurisdictions. It presents a set of effective approaches to support the implementation of the High Level Principles 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8.
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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report examines the investment regulations of insurance companies and pension funds, and in particular quantitative investment limits on portfolio allocations.
Addis Ababa - Part of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, this event explored strategies to leverage Africa’s pension funds and other sources of private financing to develop Africa’s infrastructure. Ways to improve the investment climate in Africa using the recently updated Policy Framework for Investment were also be addressed.
This chapter from the 2015 OECD Business and Finance Outlook examines the potential impact of an environment of protracted low interest rates on pension systems and life insurance companies. It describes the mechanisms through which prolonged low interest rates can affect the solvency position of these institutions and uses available data to assess potential impacts.
This new Outlook on finance and investment presents unique data, analysis and instruments, looking at what might affect and change, both favourably and unfavourably, tomorrow's world of business, finance and investment. Investment (including foreign direct investment), SME financing, pensions, insurance, corporate governance and competition are among the threads creating the narrative of today's environment and future expectations.
The current low interest rate environment poses a significant risk for the long-term financial viability of pension funds and insurance companies, as they seek to generate sufficient returns to meet promises, according to a new OECD report.