OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2016

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The OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook provides regular updates on trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements, funding strategies, market infrastructure and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers. The Outlook makes a policy distinction between funding strategy and borrowing requirements. The central government marketable gross borrowing needs, or requirements, are calculated on the basis of budget deficits and redemptions. The funding strategy entails decisions on how borrowing needs are going to be financed using different instruments and which distribution channels are being used. This edition provides data, information and background on sovereign borrowing needs and discusses funding strategies and debt management policies for the OECD area and country groupings. In particular, it examines: gross borrowing requirements; net borrowing requirements; central government marketable debt; interactions between fiscal policy, public debt management and monetary policy; funding strategies, procedures and instruments; the impact of new regulations on primary market operations; liquidity in secondary markets; and the transparency of public debt statistics, operations and policies.


Sovereign borrowing outlook for OECD countries

This chapter examines sovereign borrowing needs in OECD countries from 2007 to 2016. It first looks at the net and gross borrowing needs of OECD governments in the context of ongoing fiscal consolidation. It then considers recent trends in central government marketable debt in the OECD and general government debt ratios for selected OECD countries, as well as current interest rates and the possible medium to long-term effect of negative interest rates. Finally, the chapter examines the relationship between monetary policy and debt management decisions, the role of public institutions as investors in sovereign bonds and growing concerns about secondary market liquidity.




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