Reports


  • 21-December-2010

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    Challenges and Developments in the Financial Systems of the Southeast Asian Economies

    Southeast Asian economies have shown considerable resilience during the current global financial and economic crisis due to national and regional policy responses to the Asian Crisis of 1997/98 that improved the soundness of banking systems, strengthened frameworks to deal with foreign currency liquidity problems, and developed bond markets. This paper discusses the economies and financial systems of Southeast Asia (SEA) and focuses

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  • 10-December-2010

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    Systemic financial crises: How to fund resolution

    Systemic financial crises are a recurrent phenomenon, and despite regulatory efforts they are likely to occur again. This report compares the ex ante funding of deposit insurance schemes in a selection of countries, highlighting the “funding gap” left by these arrangements in the recent systemic financial crisis. To fill that gap, different approaches have been adopted across countries in the recent crisis. Where support for the

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  • 18-November-2010

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    EO88 Chapter 4: Fiscal consolidation: requirements, timing, instruments and institutional arrangements

    This chapter discusses the size of current consolidation requirements and the pace at which budget positions should be strengthened in the context of a set of macroeconomic projections to 2025.

  • 25-October-2010

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    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook No.3

    This report shows continued strong borrowing by OECD governments amid concerns about sovereign risk. It includes revised estimates for 2010 and the projected outlook in 2011.

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  • 19-October-2010

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    Briefing on exchange rate developments

    Briefing on exchange rate developments

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  • 23-September-2010

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    Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans

    Protecting retirement income derived from DC pension plans requires carefully designed default investment strategies. This article assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase, focusing on life-cycle strategies.

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  • 23-September-2010

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    Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation: A Few Basic Propositions

    The issue of financial innovation and consumer protection is mostly about access and suitability. Access refers to a situation in which affordable, mainstream financial products are available to all segments of the population across the range of income levels and demographic characteristics. Suitability addresses the appropriateness of the products for particular consumer groups. Innovative products will tend generally to be either

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  • 10-September-2010

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    Risks Ahead for the Financial Industry in a Changing Interest Rate Environment

    Current interest rates have been conducive to financial institutions assuming exposure to interest rate risks but, with interest rates expected to rise and yield curves likely to flatten, new challenges may be in store. This article draws attention to the increased risks and possible negative effects that the still-fragile banking sector could face in light of these developments.

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  • 10-September-2010

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    Debt Markets: Policy Challenges in the Post-Crisis Landscape

    This article summarises discussions held at the 11th OECD-WBG-IMF Global Bond Market Forum where withdrawal of policy stimulus and sovereign risk were singled out as the two biggest concerns for investors. It addresses the continuing challenge of measuring sovereign risk, the need for more reliable indicators of sovereign risk to help make appropriate investment decisions and how difficult circumstances have forced sovereign issuers

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  • 10-September-2010

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    A Suggested New Approach to the Measurement and Reporting of Gross Short-Term Borrowing Operations by Governments

    The various existing methods for calculating short-term borrowing requirements can result in distorted estimates. This article proposes a new method that yields economically meaningful results that can also be used to make cross-country comparisons.

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