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  • 9-December-2016

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    The Liability of Legal Persons for Foreign Bribery - A Stocktaking Report

    The liability of legal persons is a key feature of the emerging legal infrastructure for the global economy. Without it, governments face a losing battle in the fight against foreign bribery and other complex economic crimes. For many jurisdictions, corporate liability for corruption offences has only come into existence since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 1999. This report presents a chronology and a 'mapping' of the features of the systems for liability of legal persons found in Parties to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
  • 8-December-2016

    English

    Achieving competitive neutrality

    Competitive neutrality means that state-owned and private businesses compete on a level playing field. This is essential for the effective use of resources within the economy and thus the achievement of growth and development. While the principle of competitive neutrality is gaining wide support around the world, obtaining it in practice is a much more difficult question.

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  • 8-December-2016

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    State-Owned Enterprises as Global Competitors - A Challenge or an Opportunity?

    An estimated 22% of the world’s largest firms are now effectively under state control, this is the highest percentage in decades. These firms are likely to remain a prominent feature of the global marketplace in the near future. The upsurge of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as global competitors has given rise to concerns related to a level playing field.  Some business competitors and observers claim that preferential treatment granted by governments to SOEs in return for public policy obligations carried out at home can give SOEs a competitive edge in their foreign expansion. The OECD has taken a multidisciplinary approach, looking at the issue from the competition, investment, corporate governance and trade policy perspectives.  The report aims to sort fact from fiction, and develop a stronger understanding, based on empirical evidence, on how to address growing policy concerns with regard to SOE internationalisation. The report concludes that although there is no clear evidence of systematic abusive behaviour by SOE investors, frictions need to be addressed, in view of keeping the global economy open to trade and investment.
  • 6-December-2016

    English

    Retirement savings adequacy

    This project investigated whether people are saving enough for retirement and examining the role that private pensions can play in the retirement readiness of the working age population.

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  • 5-December-2016

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    Life Annuity Products and Their Guarantees

    This publication helps policy makers to better understand annuity products and the guarantees they provide in order to optimise the role that these products can play in financing retirement. Product design is a crucial factor in the potential role of annuity products within the pension system, along with the cost and demand for these products, and the resulting risks that are borne by the annuity providers. Increasingly complex products, however, pose additional challenges concerning consumer protection. Consumers need to be aware of their options and have access to unbiased and comprehensible advice and information about these products.
  • 5-December-2016

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    The role of financial education in supporting decision-making for retirement: A checklist

    The OECD International Network on Financial Education developed two practical policy tools to support policy makers in identifying financial education needs for retirement and in improving their financial education efforts in this area. The two policy tools include this checklist and a matrix contained in Chapter 5 of the 2016 OECD Pensions Outlook.

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  • 2-December-2016

    English

    Competition and sanctions in antitrust cases

    Competition law offenders are often subject to fines (civil, administrative or criminal). The 2016 Global Forum on Competition addressed how sanctions including fines are applied in various jurisdictions.

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