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20/07/2020 - Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, OECD governments increased their issuance of debt securities significantly, surpassing the historical average by almost 70% with significant variation across countries. Total market borrowing is expected to reach an unprecedented level of USD 28.8 trillion in bonds and bills in 2020.
18/02/2020 - After a return to more expansionary monetary policies in early 2019, the world’s non-financial corporations borrowed an additional USD 2.1 trillion in the form of corporate bonds. Adding this to the unprecedented build-up of corporate bond debt since 2008 means that the global outstanding stock of non-financial corporate bonds at the end of 2019 reached an all-time high of USD 13.5 trillion. Read the full report.
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This report examines how OECD and non-OECD countries are regulating and supervising insurance intermediation, focussing on market conduct rules as well as rules related to digitalisation of intermediation. It considers areas which require further investigation to address potential conflicts of interest.