Financial markets

In Focus

  • 2021 Symposium on Digitalisation and Finance in Asia

    24 September & 1 October 2021 - The purpose of this Symposium is to share knowledge about developments and policy frameworks around the use of financial technologies - including the blockchain - in finance, to harness benefits while addressing risks, as well as to disseminate good practices in the Asian region and beyond.

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  • Debt Transparency

    The promotion of transparency of debt data has become an important issue in the international community. This initiative will operationalise the Voluntary Principles for Debt Transparency so that relevant debt data is collected, analysed and reported.

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  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data in Finance

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are increasingly deployed in finance but some of these applications may create or intensify risks. This report examines these new technologies and proposes policy responses that support AI innovation in finance while ensuring its use is consistent with promoting financial stability, market integrity and competition, while protecting financial consumers.

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OECD work on financial markets

OECD work on financial markets promotes efficient, open, stable and sound market-oriented financial systems, based on high levels of transparency, confidence, and integrity.   ‌‌

Committee on Financial Markets

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The objective of the Committee is to promote efficient, open, stable and sound financial systems, based on high levels of transparency, confidence, and integrity, so as to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.

In supporting this objective, the Committee seeks to promote the contribution of financial institutions, including institutional investors, and capital markets to savings and investment, to finance economic growth. It contributes to the enhancement of policy approaches in the financial sector; such as to promote efficient and transparent public debt markets. It promotes effective financial education and consumer protection to enhance financial inclusion.  The Committee engages in efforts to:

  • develop proactive surveillance of financial developments and in-depth analysis of the implications of evolving financial structures on economic growth and market stability;

  • engage in policy dialogue, including with Committee delegates through semi-annual Committee meetings, and also between public and private sector participants through financial roundtables in Paris and Tokyo, and global fora on fintech and sustainable finance;

  • promote good practices through legal policy instruments, including the Committee’s Framework for Effective and Efficient Financial Regulation.


The Impact of COVID-19 on the Financial Resilience of Global Markets 

This presentation reflects the Committee’s current surveillance of global financial markets and risk transmission mechanisms related to the economic and financial consequences of COVID-19. 

Areas of Work

Financial Markets-Intermediation-iconFinancial Markets & Intermediation

‌The Committee engages in global financial surveillance and analysis of financial markets and intermediation to assess which frameworks and policies are effectively contributing to economic growth.



Fintech-Digitalisation-iconFinTech & Digitalisation of Finance

‌The Committee asseses developments in financial technologies that impact markets and the financial sector, and how the adoption of innovative technologies, such as through the digitalisation of finance, can contribute to economic growth.

SustFinance-iconSustainable Finance

‌Sustainable finance is essential to the long-term value that underpins inclusive growth. Developments in sustainable finance need to achieve high levels of transparency, confidence and integrity to ensure that the system is stable and sound.