Paris, 29-30 October 2015: Focus areas for the 2015 Global Forum include the links and drivers between competition and employment; why some industries are prone to endemic collusion; and, competition law and policy in Kazakhstan.
The first edition of this new flagship publication will be launched in Paris on 24 June 2015. It looks at the way in which companies, banks, institutional investors and shadow banking entities are operating in the low growth and low interest rate environment and the build-up of risks in the financial system.
Low oil prices and monetary easing boost growth in the world’s major economies, but projected near-term growth remains modest and abnormally low inflation and interest rates point to risks of financial instability.
Since the return to democracy in 1999, Nigeria has embarked upon an ambitious reform programme towards greater economic openness and liberalisation. As a result, gross domestic product growth picked up consistently, never going below 5% since 2003. Nigeria has become a top recipient of foreign direct investment in Africa, with inflows having surpassed those to South Africa since 2009. The federal government’s Transformation Agenda
The OECD Trust and Business (TNB) Project is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder initiative that bridges the gap between international rules and standards for business and their implementation.
Improving public sector efficiency can help to meet two conflicting objectives: ensuring fiscal consolidation and maintaining room for growth-friendly spending.
View the list of future key competition activities fostered by the OECD Competition Committee, its working parties, international forums and regional centres for competition.
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Recent structural reforms have improved Portugal’s competitiveness and long-term growth prospects. However, this generally positive message conceals significant variations between sectors and also obscures the very substantial opportunities that further reforms can bring.
This paper investigates patterns in product market regulation across 34 OECD and 21 non-OECD countries, using an updated and revised version of the OECD’s indicators of product market regulation (PMR).
Reforming and deregulating the domestically oriented sectors, including network industries, crafts and professional services would release hidden growth potential and prove beneficial to the economy as a whole. It could also help strengthen domestic demand and reduce dependence on exports.