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Southeast Asian economies have shown considerable resilience during the current global financial and economic crisis due to national and regional policy responses to the Asian Crisis of 1997/98 that improved the soundness of banking systems, strengthened frameworks to deal with foreign currency liquidity problems, and developed bond markets. This paper discusses the economies and financial systems of Southeast Asia (SEA) and focuses
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Systemic financial crises are a recurrent phenomenon, and despite regulatory efforts they are likely to occur again. This report compares the ex ante funding of deposit insurance schemes in a selection of countries, highlighting the “funding gap” left by these arrangements in the recent systemic financial crisis. To fill that gap, different approaches have been adopted across countries in the recent crisis. Where support for the
Jointly published by the OECD and the IDB, this report and its recommendations reflect the broad consultations held with key stakeholders in Panama. It sets out recommendations to improve Panama’s competition regime such as increasing efforts to fight cartels and strengthening public understanding of the importance of competition. It is available in English and Spanish.
The 2010 edition of the annual report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises focuses on 3 core issues being considered during the update of the Guidelines - supply chains, human rights, and climate change.
This conference focused on experiences with investment policy reforms, ways to achieve a better investment environment and the role of international investment agreements in ASEAN.
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G20 Leaders have committed to forego protectionism and have requested public reports on their adherence to this commitment. This fourth joint report by OECD, UNCTAD and WTO on G20 trade and investment measures covers the period from mid-May 2010 until mid-October 2010.