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Whenever a crisis hits, interest in guarantee arrangements rises. This paper focuses on how parts of the financial safety net are combined, with a special emphasis on deposit insurance and its interaction with other safety net elements. It addresses structural rather practical crisis resolution issues, as well as reviewing recent policy actions in this context.
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Organised in Paris on 17 December 2008, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, multiple approval processes and foreign government-controlled investment.
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This report compiles papers prepared for the NEPAD-OECD Expert Roundtable in Kampala on 11 December 2008, specifically: how to increase sound private investment in Africa's road infrastructure; an overview of regional road infrastructure projects in the East African Community; emerging public and sovereign fund investors in Africa's infrastructure; and, engaging the private sector in African infrastructure.
The high-level meeting discussed investment policy reform to explore measures to implement concrete plans for sustainably improving African countries’ investment climates. The expert roundtable on investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration drew on experience sharing and best practice to identify the factors that are holding investment back in African countries’ transport sector.
Israel has officially joined the OECD Working Group on Bribery, an important step in its accession to OECD membership. Israel becomes the 38th signatory and first Middle-Eastern country to join the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention.
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The subject of what to do with companies once they have been found to have abused a dominant position in a market has been attracting more attention in recent years. This is due in part to the multitude of competition law cases that have been brought against Microsoft. Another factor is the enactment of EU Council Regulation 1/2003, which overhauled the enforcement system of EU competition law and introduced new remedies.There was not
Organised in Paris back-to-back with the 18th Annual OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management, discussions focused on an exchange of information on ongoing activities regarding African Public Debt Management and Bond Markets.
The meeting took place in Paris back-to-back with the forum on African Public Debt Management, discussions focussed on sovereign asset liability management, the use of short-term government paper and regional roundtables on challenges and opportunities for issuers in view of the credit/liquidity crisis.
This meeting in Mexico City provided an important opportunity to take stock of recent corporate governance-related developments in Latin America, particularly in the wake of the current global financial turmoil.
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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,