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  • 7-December-2020

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    Staying the Course: Don’t let COVID-19 affect your pension too

    Planning for tomorrow may seem like wishful thinking when life today is tough. COVID-19 is disrupting the livelihoods of many around the globe. On top of the health threat, many people have lost their jobs, especially in hard-hit sectors like tourism, retail and aviation, making it harder to save for retirement.

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  • 18-February-2019

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    Costa Rica: Review of the Insurance System

    This review of Cost Rica by the OECD's Insurance and Private Pensions Committee and Working Party on Governmental Experts on Insurance examines Costa Rica's position with respect to core principles related to insurance systems.

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  • 24-October-2017

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    Private pensions make post-crisis comeback

    In 2016, private pension assets reached their highest-ever level at over USD38 trillion in OECD countries, according to Pensions Markets in Focus. Investment losses resulting from the financial crisis have been recouped in almost all reporting OECD countries.

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  • 7-September-2017

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    Coping with the financial consequences of devastating floods

    ‌07/09/2017 - Flooding is one of the most common, wide-reaching and destructive natural perils, affecting on average about 250 million people around the world each year. OECD work on the financial management of flood risk has identified a number of ways that policy makers can improve the way they manage the financial implications of floods.

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  • 30-May-2017

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    Can better international co-operation help build a fairer global economy?

    Drawing on data presented in the 2017 OECD Business and Finance Outlook, this article looks at some of the forces influencing recent economic developments and asks what can be done to ensure a “fairer” global economy.

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  • 28-March-2017

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    What do Americans know about retirement and what do they expect?

    The United States’ Social Security Act of 1935 set up a social insurance programme for American workers, providing them with at least some degree of certainty about income after retirement. But, in today’s environment, to what degree do Americans feel secure about their retirement? This article looks at the results of a new survey on American’s understanding of retirement preparedness and the perceived role of Social Security.

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  • 3-February-2017

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    More private capital for infrastructure investment in Asia?

    Since the financial crisis, infrastructure investment has moved up the political agenda in most countries – now also including the USA. Asia is often seen as the world’s infrastructure laboratory, with massive construction of transport and energy projects. This article discusses infrastructure investment, private finance, and institutional investors in Asia from a global perspective.

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  • 17-December-2016

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    The evolution of insurer portfolio investment strategies for long-term investing

    This article provides an overview of the evolving investment strategies of insurers and identifies the opportunities and constraints they may face with respect to long-term investment activity. It investigates the extent to which changes in macroeconomic conditions, market developments and insurance regulation may affect the role of insurers in long-term investment financing.

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  • 10-November-2016

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    Analytical tools for the insurance market and macro-prudential surveillance

    This article provides an overview of the analytical tools used by insurance regulators and supervisors for the purposes of market and macro-prudential surveillance. The article provides a point of reference on the use of analytical tools for market surveillance and is intended to inform the further development of the OECD Global Insurance Statistics framework.

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  • 27-May-2016

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    Business and finance: The size of the reversal of the supercycle is bigger than you think

    27/05/2016 - The real economy will always seem to be disconnected from the financial economy during periods when the need for structural change is so overwhelming that it can hardly be otherwise. We have had the easiest monetary policy of any historical era outside of hyperinflations, and productivity fails to grow, economic activity is weak...

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