3-4 October 2024 - The conference aims at promoting dialogue among policy makers (debt managers, central bankers, regulators), academics and market practitioners (investors, dealers, market infrastructures’ managers), to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration across organisational and disciplinary boundaries.
22-23 May 2023 - This year's forum will focus on challenges and opportunities for public debt managers as countries are emerging from the pandemic with greater debt.
The 2023 edition of the OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook analyses the impact of increased macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty on sovereign borrowing needs and borrowing conditions. It provides outstanding debt amounts from 2007 to 2022, along with 2023 projections for OECD member countries. It also reviews sovereign debt issuance trends in emerging markets and developing economies.
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the impact of the uneven recovery from the COVID-19 crisis on government bond markets in Emerging Market Economies as well as the challenges, priorities and opportunities for sovereign debt managers.
27 May 2021- All across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to exceptional needs for government spending while at the same time reducing tax revenues. The result is an increase in public debt almost everywhere. This statement by the OECD Secretary-General describes responses to date and proposes options for the future.
The purpose of this seminar was to gather a diverse panel of speakers to share their views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on EM economies and sovereign debt markets, the core challenges sovereign debt managers are facing today and their response to rapidly changing market conditions.
8 April 2020 - The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is posing many challenges for the economy and public financial management systems. Yasemin Hurcan, Fatos Koc and Emre Balibek talk about how "cash buffers" can help governments mitigate short-term liquidity needs.
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20/02/2020 - The combined gross borrowings of OECD governments from the markets, which peaked at USD 10.9 trillion in 2010 in the wake of the global financial crisis, are set to reach USD 11.4 trillion in 2019.
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20/07/2020 - Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, OECD governments increased their issuance of debt securities significantly, surpassing the historical average by almost 70% with significant variation across countries. Total market borrowing is expected to reach an unprecedented level of USD 28.8 trillion in bonds and bills in 2020.