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  • 6-October-2009

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    Resale Price Maintenance

    The term "resale price maintenance" refers to a practice in which suppliers and resellers come to an understanding that places restrictions on the prices resellers may charge. There are several types of such agreements, the most common involves a supplier agreeing with retailers not to charge less than a certain price for the supplier's product. RPM may harm consumers by restricting intrabrand price competition, but RPM may benefit

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  • 1-October-2009

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    Experience with Direct Settlements in Cartel Cases - Competition Policy Roundtables - OECD

    Settlements procedures may pursue different policy objectives in different OECD jurisdictions. Generally, they reward cooperation from the investigated parties, they create and sustain momentum in the investigation of other conspirators and they allow cartel cases to be resolved quickly. In some jurisdictions, settlements also offer “finality”, i.e. they offer companies certainty as to the outcome of the investigation and allow them

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  • 8-September-2009

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    Refusals to Deal

    The term “refusal to deal” describes a situation in which one firm refuses to sell to another firm, or is willing to sell only at a price that is considered “too high” or only under conditions that are deemed unacceptable. RTDs may harm competition by preventing entry that would have eroded or eliminated the dominant firm’s position. They may also restrict competition in markets where the dominant firm’s product is an input or a

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  • 1-August-2009

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    Competencia en el mercado farmacéutico

    Este documento analiza el marco regulatorio del sector farmacéutico en México y sus implicaciones en el desempeño del mercado.

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  • 18-June-2009

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    Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Crisis

    This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce

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  • 17-June-2009

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    Competition and financial markets: issues in the current financial crisis

    The OECD’s Competition Committee debated competition issues in the currentfinancial crisis on 17-18 February 2009. Participants included senior competitionofficials, current and former financial markets regulators, leading academics andrepresentatives of the business community. This document presents two keydocuments from that event: an Executive Summary which draws on the debate andthe written materials and the Background Paper for

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  • 16-June-2009

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    Competition and Financial Markets

    The financial sector is vulnerable to systemic loss of trust. The current crisis resulted from failures in financial market regulation, not failure of competition. Competition and stability can co-exist in the financial sector: more competitive market structures promote stability by reducing the number of banks that are “too big to fail”. Competition helps make the financial sector efficient and ensure that rescue and stimulus

  • 15-June-2009

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    Competition Policy for Vertical Relations in Gasoline Retailing

    Gasoline retailing has changed dramatically over the last 25 years. While refiners often still have extensive networks of gasoline retailers, there is also a large independent sector in many countries. A study of the effects of entry by large general retailers finds benefits to consumers. There has been a vigorous debate about whether vertical separation between gasoline stations and upstream entities should be required. It appears

  • 1-June-2009

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    Competencia en la interconexion entre redes de telecomunicaciones

    El presente documento estudia el papel de la interconexion en la competitividad en el sector mexicano de telecomunicaciones.

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  • 27-May-2009


    Competition Committee's Proactive Strategy Vis-à-Vis Non Members

    The Competition Committee adopted in 2005 a proactive Strategy which includes criteria for the identification of potential observers in the Committee. It also defines the role and participation of non-members in the Committee’s work. At its October 2011 session, the Competition Committee will review under this 2005 Strategy the applications received by 29 July 2011 from non-members to become observers in the Competition Committee for

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