Tag Archives: Financial crisis

Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance

The World Bank has just launched the “Global Financial Development Report 2013: Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance”. The study examines how financial systems around the world fared during the global financial crisis. Coinciding with the anniversary of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, the report draws on several new global surveys and …
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IMF Economic and Fiscal Updates – July 2012

The IMF has just released three reports, the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “New Setbacks, Further Policy Action Needed;” the update to the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), “Intense Financial Risks: Time for Action;” and the Fiscal Monitor, “Nurturing Credibility While Managing Risks to Growth.” According to the WEO, an already sluggish global recovery shows …
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Inventory of Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank (WB) have released a joint report that represents the first comprehensive stocktaking of countries’ jobs-related policy responses to the recent global financial and economic crisis. The report, titled “Inventory of Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis,” demonstrates how governments across the globe and of …
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The Future of Life Insurance

Even before the recent financial crisis, the life insurance industry was experiencing a shift in customer trust and demand. The crisis and its aftermath have served as a catalyst to accelerate this trend with a consistent drop over the past five years in penetration for the global life insurance industry. Moreover, customer trust in the …
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The Insurance Challenge: Managing Complexity

For decades, insurance companies have become increasingly more complex as a result of acquisitions and product proliferation. More complexity meant higher costs, but as long as the market provided a pricing umbrella to cover those costs, complexity was not a major issue. But this all changed after the financial crisis. Now to stay in the …
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State of Play of Rugby in Spain

Based on a survey of clubs, regional federations and Spain’s National Federation of Rugby, IESE’s Center for Sport Busines Management has published an in-depth report on the sporting, organizational and economic state of play of rugby in Spain. The report also analyzes the type of technical and administrative structures in use at the country’s rugby …
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Report on the European economy 2011

The 10th report of the European Economic Advisory Group (EEAG) on the European Economy focuses on the European public debt crisis and features contributions from IESE Prof. Xavier Vives. The study analyzes the origins of the crisis, predicts how it will affect the European economy and sets the foundations for a new system of economic …
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Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

UNCTAD has just published the report, “Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis”. The study is a compilation of perspectives from various experts on the corporate governance-related causes and remedies of the global financial crisis. It is intended to inform ongoing reform efforts and to document the work of some major international organizations …
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The Financial and Economic Crisis

UNCTAD, in cooperation with the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin, has just co-published the book, The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries. Written by established experts in the field, the book examines how countries of the South were affected by the global economic and financial crisis, and how they responded …
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IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Economic Crisis

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just launched a report on the Fund’s performance in the period up to the global economic and financial crisis, and broadly endorsed with recommendations: “IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Financial and Economic Crisis” It finds that the IMF provided few clear …
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