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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 1997-1998.
The paper shows the results of a pilot study for six industrial sectors in seven OECD Member countries (Canada, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States) whereby short-term qualitative indicators are used to "nowcast" a quantitative indicator, the production index.
Given their ageing populations, OECD countries are beginning to re-examine the balance between public and private provisions for income in retirement. There is considerable interest in increasing the contribution from private sources. However, wh...