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Entry by generic pharmaceuticals can enhance competition, but innovation should be, at the same time, enhanced by allowing innovators to obtain intellectual property rights on their originator drug. The Competition Committee discussed these issues in June 2014.
OECD working papers on finance, insurance and private pensions address such policy issues as risk management, governance, types of investments, benefit protection and financial education.
The financial crisis has led to a widespread loss of trust in financial intermediaries of all kinds, perhaps helping to open the way towards the general acceptance of alternative technologies. This paper briefly summarises the crypto-currency phenomenon, separating the ‘currency’ issues from the potential technology benefits.
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This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 May 2014.
G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.
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This report covers investment measures taken between mid November 2013 and mid May 2014 and was prepared in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
Competition delegates participated at a Hearing on Enhanced Enforcement Co-operation in June 2014 so as to consider possible new and different forms of co-operation among agencies. Topics addressed included recognition of decisions of other enforcers, lead agency models, one-stop-shop system and co-operation between courts. Read more.
In the last twenty years a number of developed and developing countries around the world have used public-private partnerships in a variety of sectors, ranging from transport and utility infrastructures (e.g. bridges, roads), to social infrastructures (e.g. schools, hospitals and prisons). Competition delegates took part in a Hearing in June 2014 to examine the major benefits and drawbacks of public-private partnerships. Read more...
Competition delegates discussed in June 2014 the financing of roll-out of broadband networks and examined alternative ways in which governments are ensuring the deployment of the infrastructure necessary to ensure high speed broadband access across their territory. Read more about the discussion.
Every country that is party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention has an interest in ensuring that all parties live up to their obligations. These country monitoring reports contain recommendations formed from rigorous examinations of each country.