Publications & Documents


27-January-2009

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Realising South Africa’s employment potential

Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.

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22-January-2009

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Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

21-January-2009

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2nd OECD-Southeast Asia Regional Forum - Enhancing Competitiveness through Regional Integration

The 2nd OECD-Southeast Asia Regional Forum will be held in Thailand on 27-28 April 2009. Drawing on bilateral discussions with several countries in the region and identifying areas of common interest, the OECD proposes the theme of Enhancing Competitiveness through Regional Integration.

2-December-2008

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Minority Shareholdings and Interlocking Directorates

While there is no presumption of per se illegality of structural links between competitors, minority shareholdings and interlocking directorates can have negative effects on competition depending on the circumstances, either by reducing the individual incentives to compete or by facilitating collusion. In OECD countries, merger review rules are most frequently used to examine the competitive effects of minority shareholdings. However,

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18-November-2008

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Discussion of Peter Howitt’s "Competition, Innovation and Growth: Theory, Evidence and Policy Challenges"

OECD Chief Economist, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel's presentation on 18 November, 2008 at the OECD-World Bank joint conference on innovation and sustainable growth in a globalized world.

15-August-2008

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Joint Statement by the South African Minister of Finance, Trevor A. Manuel, and the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, regarding Enhanced Engagement between South Africa and the OECD

The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally

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8-August-2008

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Reaping the Benefits of Stronger Competition in Network Industries in Germany

This working paper suggests that establishing stronger vertical separation between network access provision and potentially competitive services will be the main challenge for Germany going forward.

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3-August-2008

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The Political Economy of Reform: Implementing Policies for Change

In his remarks delivered at the APEC Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting, Mr. Gurría explained that designing structural reform has been at the core of the OECD’s mission since its inception, to promote a better functioning of the global economy and raise living standards in member and partner countries. Now the OECD has gone one step further, trying to figure out how reform can be successfully implemented.

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17-July-2008

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