Reports


  • 18-March-2011

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    Assessing the Labour, Financial and Demographic Risks to Retirement Income from Defined-Contribution Pensions

    This article examines the impact of labour, financial and demographic risks on retirement income from DC pension plans, with a special emphasis on labour-market risk.

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  • 15-March-2011

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    Private pensions systems in OECD countries

    These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.

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  • 4-March-2011

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    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

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  • 23-February-2011

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    The impact of the financial crisis on the insurance sector and policy responses

    This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Promoting longer-term investment by institutional investors: Selected issues and policies

    This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.

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  • 16-February-2011

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    A public debt management perspective on proposals for restrictions on short selling of sovereign debt

    New restrictions on the short selling of sovereign debt have been proposed in response to major threats to financial market stability and market confidence. This article voices the concerns of debt managers that the proposed changes could push their borrowing costs up.

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  • 7-February-2011

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    Risks in financial group structures

    This article looks at the types of risks that may be associated with complex financial groups and analyses the available policy options for satisfying the core policy objectives of safety and soundness, systemic stability, and conduct of business.

  • 7-February-2011

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    The second corporate governance wave in the Middle East and North Africa

    Ten years ago, corporate governance was a nascent concept in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This article charts the evolution of corporate governance across the MENA region over this time and proposes potential avenues for future work in this area.

  • 3-February-2011

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    A market perspective on the European sovereign debt and banking crisis

    Europe has been beset by an interrelated banking crisis and sovereign debt crisis. Bond spreads faced by Greece and Ireland, and to a lesser extent Portugal followed by Spain, have increased. This paper explores these issues from the perspective of financial markets, focusing mainly on the four countries in the frontline of these pressures: Greece and Portugal, on the one hand, where the problems are primarily fiscal in nature; and

  • 21-December-2010

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    Sovereign debt challenges for banking systems and bond markets

    Representatives of the financial services sector met in October 2010 to discuss sovereign debt challenges faced by banking systems and bond markets. This article summarises these discussions which covered the current outlook and risks - including capital flows and global rebalancing, sovereign risks and challenges for the banking sector.

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