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  • 21-June-2017

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    Rethinking the use of traditional antitrust enforcement tools in multi-sided markets

    Are the traditional antitrust enforcement tools of a competition agency sufficient in the context of a multi-sided market? In June 2017, the OECD Competition Committee will hold a discussion in presence of several experts to explore the topic.

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  • 21-June-2017

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    Algorithms and collusion

    The combination of data with technologically advanced tools such as pricing algorithms and machine learning is increasingly changing the competitive landscape in the digital markets. In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee will hold a roundtable on the topic as a part of the wider work stream on competition in the digital economy, in order to discuss some of the challenges raised by algorithms. Access the documentation.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Competition issues in aftermarkets

    In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee will hold a roundtable on aftermarkets in order to compare national approaches to a number of questions that can arise under competition law when aftermarkets are involved. Access the documentation.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Market study methodologies for competition authorities

    Market studies are a valuable instrument used by many competition authorities to enhance their understanding of markets and potential competition issues. In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee will hold a roundtable to identify common techniques and good practices in selecting and applying market study methodologies. Access the documentation.

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  • 19-June-2017

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    Radical Innovation in the Electricity Sector

    In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee will hold a discussion on innovation in the electricity sector in order to investigate whether regulation is keeping pace with change, and, what the impact on the activities of competition agencies might be. Access the documentation.

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  • 1-June-2017

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Kazakhstan 2017

    The Kazakh authorities have embarked upon an ambitious reform programme to improve the country’s framework for investment and strengthen the country as an attractive investment destination. This review, which was prepared in close cooperation with the Kazakh authorities in response to their 2012 request to adhere to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (OECD Declaration), analyses the general investment framework as well as recent reform, and shows where further efforts are necessary. It assesses Kazakhstan’s ability to comply with the principles of openness, transparency and non-discrimination and its policy convergence with international responsible business conduct standards. Capitalising on the OECD’s multidisciplinary nature, this review also studies other areas such as the policy framework for the balancing of investor protection and the government's right to regulate, investment promotion and facilitation, SMEs policy, infrastructure development, trade policy and anti-corruption efforts. Since the first review ok Kazakhstan, in 2011, the authorities have made strides in opening the country to international investment and in improving the policy framework for investment. But additional efforts are required in some policy areas to strengthen Kazakhstan’s attractiveness for investors.

  • 24-May-2017

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    Launch: OECD PISA financial literacy assessment of students

    24 May 2017, Paris: The results of the 2015 edition of the international assessment of 15-year-old students’ financial literacy competencies will be presented at the OECD, in Paris.

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  • 19-May-2017

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    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2017 - Preliminary version

    The OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook provides regular updates on trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements, funding strategies, market infrastructure and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers. The Outlook makes a policy distinction between funding strategy and borrowing requirements. The central government marketable gross borrowing needs, or requirements, are calculated on the basis of budget deficits and redemptions. The funding strategy entails decisions on how borrowing needs are going to be financed using different instruments and which distribution channels are being used. This edition provides data, information and background on sovereign borrowing needs and discusses funding strategies and debt management policies for the OECD area and country groupings. In particular, it examines: gross borrowing requirements; net borrowing requirements; central government marketable debt; interactions between fiscal policy, public debt management and monetary policy; funding strategies, procedures and instruments; the impact of new regulations on primary market operations; liquidity in secondary markets; implications of a low interest environment for government debt; and the outlook of inflation linked bonds.

  • 2-May-2017

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    ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Multi-stakeholder Forum

    This annual, multi-stakeholder forum provides the opportunity to review and discuss compliance and implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral supply chains.

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  • 25-April-2017

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    OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Greece 2017

    This report analyses Greek legislation in a number of sectors and identifies about 350 legal provisions which could be removed or amended to lift regulatory barriers to competition. The work undertaken in the project has involved the review of over 1 200 pieces of legislation in these sectors of the economy, using the OECD Competition Assessment Toolkit. The analysis of the legislation and of the Greek sectors has been complemented by research into international experience and consultation with stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The OECD has developed recommendations to remove or modify the provisions in order to be less restrictive for suppliers and consumers, while still achieving Greek policy makers’ initial objectives. If these recommendations are implemented, benefits to consumers in Greece and to the Greek economy should arise in all sectors. Throughout this report, the authors identify the sources of those benefits and, where possible, provide quantitative estimates.

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