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  • 23-November-2009

    English

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the introduction into the UK Parliament of a new Bribery Bill

    The OECD is pleased to see the commitment being made by the UK government to the fight against foreign bribery,” Mr Gurría said.

  • 20-November-2009

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    Competition Law and Policy in Colombia: A Peer Review

    Jointly published by OECD and the IDB, this report reviews competition laws and policies in Colombia and concludes with recommendations for changes in government policy. “Peer review” is a core element of OECD work. The mechanisms of peer review vary, but it is founded upon the willingness of all OECD countries and their partners to submit their laws and policies to substantive questioning by other members. This report is also

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  • 20-November-2009

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    Derecho y Política de la Competencia en Colombia: Examen inter-pares

    Este informe evalúa el desarrollo y aplicación de la ley de competenciaen Colombia durante los últimos años y los resultados a esperar de sureciente reforma, en los campos de acuerdos anticompetitivos, abuso deposición dominante, fusiones y adquisiciones, exclusiones y exenciones,aspectos de procedimientos e institucionales, coordinación con reguladoressectoriales, revisiones judiciales, asuntos internacionales y defensa de

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  • 19-November-2009

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    Expanded Guarantees for Banks: Benefits, Costs and Exit Issues

    This article argues that the expansion of existing and the introduction of new guarantees for financial institutions has been a key element of the policy response to the recent financial crisis. Essentially, the government expanded its role as the provider of the safety net for banks by adopting the function of a guarantor of last resort. Among the various policy response measures, the expansion of guarantees has the benefit of

  • 11-November-2009

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    Africa - mobilising financial resources - boosting energy investment and carbon finance

    These papers on taxation for investment and development in Africa, private participation in energy infrastructure in Africa, deepening African financial markets for growth and investment and boosting Africa’s energy sector through carbon finance were prepared for the NEPAD-OECD meeting in Johannesburg on 11-12 November 2009.

  • 11-November-2009

    English

    2009 NEPAD-OECD High-Level Meeting and Expert Roundtable

    The 2009 NEPAD-OECD meetings focused on mobilising financial resources in Africa against the crisis and on boosting private investment in African energy infrastructure, drawing on country experiences and best practices to identify and address the factors holding back investment in African countries’ energy sectors.

  • 10-November-2009

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    Access to Remedies and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus talks about the OECD's support for the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie. This speech was made at the 2009 EU Conference on corporate social responsiblity in Stockholm on 10 November 2009.

  • 9-November-2009

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    Insolvency Systems in the Middle East and North Africa

    This survey covers 11 MENA jurisdictions exploring the legal framework for creditor rights, risk management and corporate workouts, the legal framework for insolvency, cross border recognition issues, re-oganisation proceedings, and the implementation of insolvency systems.

  • 9-November-2009

    English

    4th Middle East Corporate Governance Conference, 9-10 November 2009

    The OECD, in co-operation with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance, has organised its fourth annual conference on "Emerging Middle East Markets and the Corporate Governance Imperative" on 9-10 November 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • 6-November-2009

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    Temporary government control or ownership of commercial entities: Report on recent experiences

    The corporate governance landscape changed significantly during the financial crisis through increased state ownership as governments had to recapitalize financial and other institutions. The OECD monitored these developments as the crisis unfolded, examined national practices and published its conclusions in November 2009.

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