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This report concludes that actual application of bail-ins, involving bondholders in loss sharing, could effectively reign in perceptions of implicit guarantees for bank debt. However, bail-ins are rare owing to concerns about contagion risks and depositor and investor protection, so implicit guarantees persist.
OECD work on financial sector guarantees has intensified since the 2008 global financial crisis as most policy responses for achieving and maintaining financial stability have consisted of providing new or extended guarantees for the liabilities of financial institutions.
22 November 2012, Paris. In addition to taking stock of the Initiative’s activities and setting priorities for the future, stakeholders discussed strengthening the dialogue with the private sector and civil society for better governance, growth and job creation.
In response to increasing pressure to deliver on growth, jobs and better governance, policy makers from MENA and OECD reiterated their support for measures to strengthen the business climate and governance in the region.
This Investment Policy Review examines Tunisia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
This meeting focused on concrete projects for improving women entrepreneurs' access to financing and business development services in the Middle East and North Africa region. It was followed by a conference on policy measures to boost employment for youth and women.
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Since 2008 prices of primary commodities have increased significantly. This has led to calls for competition authorities to be more vigilant regarding anti-competitive practices and to deal with pressure from politicians and the media especially when basic foodstuffs are involved. This document includes the proceedings of a discussion on Commodity Price Volatility held during the OECD Global Forum on Competition in 2012.
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This policy handbook outlines practical steps for policy makers to attract investment to the renewable energy sector, the government should develop a comprehensive renewable energy strategy, simplify permitting procedures and provide firms with better access to the electricity market.
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This policy handbook outlines practical steps for policy makers to establish a credit guarantee scheme for agribusiness SMEs to further develop risk-sharing mechanisms in the sector.
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This policy handbook outlines practical steps for policy makers to foster public-private partnerships in education in the agribusiness sector and revamp the internship system in agricultural universities.