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As the financial crisis has curtailed the ability of borrowers in emerging markets to find funds abroad, they have turned to raising capital in domestic markets. Local-currency bond markets had already grown tremendously since the crises of the 1990s. This column says that deepening local-currency bond markets should now be a top priority for emerging economies. Local-currency bond markets are becoming an alternative funding source in several emerging economies. These markets have grown rapidly, doubling in size from $2.2 trillion in 2003 to $5.5 trillion at the end 2008 (Figure 1). These markets are playing an important role in ...
is an arrangement to provide people with an income when they are no longer earning a regular income from employment. Pensions should not be confused with severance pay ; the former is paid in regular installments, while the latter is paid in one lump sum. The terms retirement plan or superannuation refer to a pension granted upon retirement . Retirement plans may be set up by employers, insurance companies, the government or other institutions such as employer associations or trade unions. Called retirement plans in the USA, they are more commonly known as pension schemes in the UK and Ireland and superannuation plans in ...
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United States of Europe: Open Europe press summary: 12 July 2010
Open Europe is holding an event in conjunction with Policy Exchange in London today from 2pm - 4pm, entitled "EU supervision and regulation in the securities markets: Will one size fit all?"   Speaking at the event will be: Salvatore Gnoni, European Commission; Kay Swinburne MEP; and William Underhill, Slaughter & May - Chairman of the City of London Law Society's Company Law Committee. The event will be chaired by Open Europe Director Mats Persson.   Places are limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Vincenzo Scarpetta on 0044 (0)207 197 2333 or   Europe   market research, surveys and trends


Payback Time - Deficit Crisis Threatens Ample Benefits of European ...
PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II. Articles in this series are examining the consequences of, and efforts to deal with, growing public and private debts. Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
French government cites European debt crisis to slash spending ...
Amid rising panic in global financial markets due to the European debt crisis currently centred in Greece, France’s conservative government is preparing massive cuts in public spending. On February 15, Sarkozy met trade unions and business groups to discuss the “2010 social calendar”, on which pension cuts will be a main topic. They are preparing measures including lengthening the pay-in period beyond 41 years—currently the limit for workers retiring after 2012—and increasing the pension age beyond 60. The government reportedly expects to discuss and implement the “reform” before the end of 2010. The government has also ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Signs euro zone crisis may have turned corner
Published on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:20   |  Updated at Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:56  |  Source : Reuters It's too early to call the end of the euro zone crisis, but signs are growing that Europe may have turned a corner in its struggle to restore financial stability. French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde, mangling a treasured Winston Churchill quotation, said last week: "We are in the middle of the beginning of the end." More prudently, we may be seeing "the end of the beginning". The evidence comes partly from financial markets, which are calmer, partly from the real ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
EU 2.0: towards sustainable integration
The European Union needs to undergo a revolution founded on “pragmatic wishful thinking” that will make it more modern, global, networked, and effective. But for “EU 2.0” to become possible, says Kalypso Nicolaïdis, there must be a new governing idea for the European project: sustainable integration. At a time when Athens is in turmoil, Berlin in angst , London in retreat,  and the euro dissolving, the continent's predicament leads us back to a familiar question: what future can and should Europe create? Are there alternatives to the all-too-familiar answers of a core Europe for the few, or an ever-closer federal ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


European Pensions and Global Finance: Continuity or Convergence?
The European demographic crisis is arguably the combination of common ...... ical mobility remains low (by international standards), it is growing. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Financial Crisis: Impact on and Response by The European Union
The crisis has underscored the growing interdependence between financial markets and .... European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOPS). ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
European demographics
Policy Area: Demographic Crisis. European Union Center of North Carolina .... means fewer workers to support the growing demands on pensions resulting in ...
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Greek Debt Crisis Takes Center Stage at World Economy Meetings
World economic officials worked to hammer out a rescue plan for Greece as Athens' debt crisis loomed over a meeting of International Monetary Fund finance ministers in Washington Saturday. At the meetings, global finance leaders stressed that the world's economy was rebounding from the financial crisis and pledged to address the recovery risk of high government debt. Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou met with several world finance leaders Saturday on the sidelines of the IMF and the World Bank's spring meetings in Washington. In addition to meeting with the head of the IMF, and several senior ...
Can anyone see a parallel path with Argentina the USA is taking ...
Careful now, this is going to require some time and thinking to answer. Every item listed here is a historical fact. So you can't say we have not been warned. Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Soon to be America) This is a history lesson. It happened in Argentina, it could happen in the U.S. In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world. While Great Britain’s maritime power and its far-flung empire had propelled it to a dominant position among the world’s industrialized nations, only the United States challenged Argentina for the position of the world’s second-most powerful economy.