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15-November-2010

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Competition and Corporate Governance - Competition Policy Hearings - OECD

Are competition and corporate governance policies complements or substitutes? An occasional hearing session was held by Competition delegates to gain a better understanding of the interface between the two policies. They discussed conflicts of interest between shareholders and directors, as well as corporate boards that do not function well either because of interlocking directorates or a lack of substantive knowledge about the

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15-October-2010

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Collusion and Corruption in Public Procurement - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

Collusion and corruption are distinct problems within public procurement, yet they may frequently occur in tandem, and have mutually reinforcing effect. They are best viewed, therefore, as concomitant threats to the integrity of public procurement.The distinctiveness of public procurement and its context makes the process particularly vulnerable to collusion and corruption, while also increasing the magnitude of harm that these

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15-October-2010

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Collusion and Corruption in Public Procurement - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

Collusion and corruption are distinct problems within public procurement, yet they may frequently occur in tandem, and have mutually reinforcing effect. They are best viewed, therefore, as concomitant threats to the integrity of public procurement. The distinctiveness of public procurement and its context makes the process particularly vulnerable to collusion and corruption, while also increasing the magnitude of harm that these

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5-October-2010

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Competition and Credit Rating Agencies - Competition Policy Hearings - OECD

Credit ratings provide an opinion on the relative ability and willingness of parties with debt obligations to meet financial commitments. They have three functions: to measure the credit risk of the issuer, to provide a means of comparison and to provide a common standard. The credit rating market is a natural oligopoly, with three Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) accounting for more than 90% of the market. The recent financial crisis

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1-October-2010

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20-September-2010

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State-Owned Enterprises - Competition Policy Roundtables - OECD

The OECD Competition Committee debated the application of competition rules to state owned enterprises and the principle of competitive neutrality in October 2009. This document includes an executive summary, a background note and an issues paper by Mr. Antonio Capobianco for the OECD and country contributions from Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia,

3-September-2010

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Generic Pharmaceuticals - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

Practices that may harm competition in the pharmaceutical sector have emerged as important and controversial issues in recent years. This proceedings examine the nature of competition between generic and branded products in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as the effects on competition of agreements to delay the entry of generics on the market. It includes an analytical note by the staff of the United States Federal Trade

3-September-2010

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Competition, Concentration and Stability in the Banking Sector - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

Is financial stability enhanced or weakened by competition? This proceedings addresses the link between concentration and competition in the financial sector. It includes reports from Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, Egypt, the European Commission, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United

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13-August-2010

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Finance, business and the crisis

Read about OECD efforts to help governments improve the domestic and global policies that affect business and markets in the wake of the global economic crisis.

10-August-2010

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The Failing Firm Defence - Competition Policy Roundtables - OECD

The failing firm defence (FFD) has arisen infrequently in merger cases but is expected to be used more frequently in the current economic climate. The FFD exists in most OECD jurisdictions and exempts an otherwise anticompetitive merger from challenge under the competition laws if the target company is in such poor financial condition that its only other option would be to exit the relevant market. This proceedings includes elements

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