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  • 7-January-2010

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    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2009: Revised estimates for 2009 and 2010

    OECD governments are facing ongoing, unprecedented challenges in raising large volumes of funds at lowest possible cost, while balancing refinancing, repricing and interest rate risks. Gross borrowing needs of OECD governments are expected to reach almost USD 16 trillion in 2009, up from an earlier estimate of around USD 12 trillion. The tentative outlook for 2010 shows a stabilising borrowing picture at around the level of USD 16

  • 7-January-2010

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    Responding to the crisis: Changes in OECD primary market procedures and portfolio risk management

    Tougher issuance conditions related to the surge in government borrowing needs are the reasons why issuance arrangements have not always been working as efficiently as before the crisis. This prompted debt management offices (DMOs) in the OECD area to review existing issuance policies and procedures. The crisis also had an impact on the use of indicators or guidelines relating to the key risks of the maturity structure of issuance or

  • 18-December-2009

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    Asia Workshop on abuse of dominance

    This workshop addressed abuse of dominance, with discussions focusing on defining the relevant market, barriers to entry, determining whether market power exists, efficiency considerations as well as remedies and sanctions.

  • 18-December-2009

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    Natural Hazard Awareness and Disaster Risk Reduction - OECD Policy Handbook

    The handbook provides policy guidance in the field of natural hazard awareness and disaster risk reduction education to governments. It is based on a stocktaking of country initiatives to promote risk awareness and education on natural perils and related risks performed by the OECD and covering selected OECD countries as well as two major non-OECD countries, China and India.

  • 16-December-2009

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    Israel should ensure that remaining concerns do not undermine its progress on foreign bribery, says OECD

    Israel should be more proactive in detecting, investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery cases, notably those involving the defence industry, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

  • 16-December-2009

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    Competition and Regulation in Auditing and Related Professions

    Accounting professions provide key services for ensuring the smooth operation of market economies. Maintaining access to quality accounting work at a reasonable price is crucial for increasing transparency of publicly held companies. While many practices may serve to protect consumers who are not otherwise able to assess the company accounts, there appear to be many areas in which there is restricted competition, particularly as a

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  • 15-December-2009

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    Applying Regulatory Impact Assessment to policy making in the area of corporate governance

    This study calls for increased use of Regulatory Impact Assessment in the area of corporate governance and gives a number of examples of how the technique has been applied to promote more efficient policy. It forms part of an OECD publication titled Regulatory Impact Analysis: A Tool for Policy Coherence.

  • 15-December-2009

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    OECD-Brazilian International Conference on Financial Education

    This conference aimed to advance and elevate the dialogue on financial education in the international arena, focusing on financial education strategies in Latin America.

  • 11-December-2009

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    Israel - Phase 2 written follow-up to the Report on Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    This report outlines Israel's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Israel's Phase 2 examination in June-July 2009.

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  • 9-December-2009

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    Foreign Bribery: Who Pays the Price?

    Celebrating International Anti-Corruption Day and the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention, Angel Gurría talks about the international fight against foreign bribery and the OECD's efforts to highlight its devastating impact.

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