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The bank regulator's paradox is that large, complex and interconnected banks need very little capital in the good times, but they can never have enough in an extreme crisis. Separation is required to deal with this problem, which derives mainly from counterparty risk. This paper outlines the OECD’s separation proposal and also compares it to current national approaches to separation.
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This document compiles the material discussed in a competition policy roundtable on road fuel, including a summary of the discussion, country contributions and a background note that discusses the main determinants of gasoline prices and highlights relevant competition features of the markets for road fuel along the supply chain.
Jointly organised by the OECD and ESCAP, this conference focused on the role of governments in supporting and facilitating more sustainable and inclusive business practices in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sound debt management allows African policymakers to develop local-currency bond markets, integrate into a worldwide network of debt managers, and to enhance awareness of advances in Africa among policymakers, investors and others outside the continent.
This statistical yearbook provides quantitative information on African central government debt instruments. It includes individual country data but also comparative statistics to facilitate pan-African (cross-country) analysis.
18-19 November 2013 - Swakopmund, Namibia. This meeting served to reach a consensus on the Southern African Guidelines on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises and worked towards developing company guidance on anti-corruption and corporate ethics in SOEs.
Mexico has partnered with the OECD to improve its procurement practices and step up its fight against bid rigging. In January 2011, Mexico's Social Security Department became the first public agency in Mexico (and in the world) to formally commit to adopt and implement the OECD Competition Committee’s Guidelines for Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement.
This report documents procurement regulations and practices in Mexico's State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute(ISSSTE) and makes policy recommendations in key procurement areas.
This programme generates consensus on investment related policy reform among stakeholders in Southern African countries (governments, private sector, civil society and development partners).
Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting reviewed and discussed the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and in the 3Ts supply chain to ensure that companies avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices.