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  • 31-March-2020

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    Global Financial Markets Policy Responses to COVID-19

    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic eroding market and business confidence, this policy note encourages finnancial authorities to implement early and ambitious policy responses in their respective jurisdictions.

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  • 30-March-2020

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    Structural developments in global financial intermediation: The rise of debt and non-bank credit intermediation

    This paper examines global credit intermediation through the lens of financial markets and financial intermediaries in the post-crisis period during which highly accommodative monetary policies contributed to investors’ search for yield. It reviews the extent to which non-bank intermediation contributed to the rise of sovereign and corporate debt levels and exuberance in global credit markets. It also assesses forms of market-based finance that are contributing to financial vulnerabilities, including leverage loans and collateralised loan obligations (CLOs), fixed-income investment funds, and bank contingent convertible debt. Post-crisis policy frameworks should adapt to the shift toward market-based finance in many countries to allow better consideration of the interactions between monetary, prudential, and regulatory tools with respect to credit intermediation and risks. Policies should also consider the optimal combination of macroprudential and activities-based tools in non-bank credit intermediation to address vulnerabilities without undermining the benefits of market-based finance.
  • 23-March-2020

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    Personal Data Use in Financial Services and the Role of Financial Education: A Consumer-centric Analysis

    The report presents the implications of the use of personal data in financial services from a consumer perspective and suggests policy options to protect consumers, combining robust financial and personal data protection, as well as greater consumer awareness and financial education.

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  • 17-March-2020

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    Exploring options to measure the climate consistency of real economy investments - The manufacturing industries of Norway

    This paper presents results from a first pilot study to measure the consistency of real economy investments with climate change mitigation objectives. The analysis focuses on investments in infrastructure and equipment in the manufacturing industries in Norway between 2010 and 2017, estimated at USD 2.5 billion per year on average. The consistency or inconsistency of these investments is then measured at subsector level based on two readily available reference points: the European Union Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities, and a 2°C scenario for the Nordic region from the International Energy Agency. The analysis further identifies sources of financing in these subsectors and discusses future investment and financing challenges, in light of more ambitious forward-looking decarbonisation targets and needs. Finally, the study draws methodological conclusions and calls for further pilot studies in order to improve and scale up such analysis at international level, including in terms of using different or complementary reference points specifically aligned to the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.
  • 16-March-2020

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    2020 OECD-ADBI-IRDAI Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving

    POSTPONED - 16-17 March 2020, Hyderabad City, India: This event has been postponed due to travel and visitor precautions relating to the Coronavirus Covid-19.

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  • 28-February-2020

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    Insurance Coverage for Cyber Terrorism in Australia

    The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) initiated a research study on the threat of cyber-terrorism in Australia, including the nature and cost of physical damage to commercial property (including business interruption) which may be caused by acts of cyber terrorism. This OECD report provides an analysis and assessment of insurance coverage and options for extending ARPC coverage.

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  • 25-February-2020

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    Sustainable cyber insurance markets

    In an era of increasing reliance on digital technologies – and the increasing exposure to cyber risks that accompanies that reliance – insurance for cyber risks can make an important contribution to providing financial protection and helping policyholders prevent and respond to cyber incidents.

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  • 21-February-2020

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    Measuring Green Finance Flows in Kazakhstan

    Credible statistical information can serve as a powerful tool for the Republic of Kazakhstan to plan for, and monitor progress on, its transition to a green economy. While available data by Kazakhstan's Committee on Statistics already provide some useful information (e.g. investment and operational expenditures as a share of GDP are 0.2% and 0.4% respectively, which remain low), further improvement in coverage, granularity and quality of statistical information can better inform policy-making on green economy transition. This report examines how Kazakhstan’s national statistical system works and how it can be further improved to better measure and understand financial flows that contribute to a green economy transition. The analysis also builds on a range of relevant international and national initiatives on sustainable finance.
  • 20-February-2020

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    Sovereign borrowing outlook for OECD countries 2020: Special COVID-19 edition

    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.

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