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  • 28-November-2018

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    OECD launches project to support Uzbekistan’s anti-corruption reforms

    The OECD and the Uzbekistan Government, with the support of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), has launched a project to strengthen Uzbekistan’s capacity to fight corruption and boost its implementation of OECD Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP) recommendations.

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  • 28-November-2018

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    Excessive Pricing in Pharmaceuticals

    A number of competition enforcement actions against excessive pricing have taken place in the pharmaceutical sector, despite competition authorities usually being reluctant to intervene directly against high prices. In November 2018, the OECD held a discussion on the intersection of competition concerns with excessive prices and the interaction between competition and regulated sectors such as pharma.

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  • 28-November-2018

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    Personalised Pricing in the Digital Era

    As data analytics and pricing algorithms become common business practice in the digital era, there are growing concerns about the possibility that companies use such tools to engage in personalised pricing. In November 2018, the OECD Consumer Protection and Competition committees jointly discussed challenges associated with the ambiguous and multi-dimensional effects of personalised pricing among other issues.

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  • 28-November-2018

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    Quality considerations in the zero-price economy

    Zero-price products are not a new concept and over the course of a single day, most consumers will come into contact with at least one product that is offered to them at a price of zero. In the digital economy, however, new zero-price markets have arisen. In November 2018 the OECD held a discussion to study their own unique characteristics and challenges they may impose. This page contains all related materials.

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  • 28-November-2018

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Viet Nam 2018

    This review uses the OECD Policy Framework for Investment to present an assessment of the investment climate in Viet Nam and to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the government of Viet Nam in its reform efforts. It includes chapters on foreign investment trends and performance, the entry and operations of foreign investors, the legal framework for investment, corporate governance and competition policy, tax reforms, investment promotion and facilitation, infrastructure connectivity, investment framework for green growth and policies to promote and enable responsible business conduct.
  • 27-November-2018

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    Gun jumping and suspensory effects of merger notifications

    Gun jumping has received a lot of attention recently, as a perception has arisen that competition authorities are devoting more enforcement resources to these violations, and that the amounts of monetary fines for such infringements are increasing. In November 2018, the OECD held a roundtable to discuss recent developments in the enforcement practice, and contrast them with business needs in various stages before closing a merger.

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  • 27-November-2018

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    OECD-IDB Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy: Peru

    Peer review is a core element of OECD work. Peru’s competition law and policy was peer reviewed in 2018 during the Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum. Access and read more about this review.

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  • 27-November-2018

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    Conference on the Role of Financial Education and Consumer Protection in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

    26-27 November 2018, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic. The conference will provide a forum to discuss best practices on developing financial education and consumer protection in supporting financial inclusion in Lao P.D.R and other Southeast Asian countries.

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  • 26-November-2018

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    Designing publicly funded healthcare markets

    While there is little guidance on where or how to introduce choice and competition in healthcare services, there has nevertheless been a steady movement towards the greater use of market mechanisms to improve their quality and efficiency. In November 2018, the OECD held a discussion to share experiences and lessons learned on the topic. This page contains all related materials.

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  • 26-November-2018

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    Treatment of legally privileged information in competition proceedings

    Different approaches to legal professional privilege among jurisdictions create challenges regarding companies’ international operations, and authorities’ co-operation and sharing of information in cross-border cases involving jurisdictions offering dissimilar levels of protection. This November 2018 OECD discussion dealt with these questions.

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