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10/06/2020 - Preliminary data for 2019 show that pension funds held USD 32.3 trillion in the OECD area and USD 0.7 trillion in 29 other jurisdictions. The US exhibited the largest amount of assets in pension funds at end-2019 (USD 18.8 trillion), followed by the UK (USD 3.6 trillion), Australia (USD 1.8 trillion), Netherlands (USD 1.7 trillion), Canada (USD 1.5 trillion),Japan (USD 1.4 trillion) and Switzerland (USD 1.0 trillion).
These two new reports address delistings from the Portuguese stock market and a survey of unlisted Portuguese companies, as part of the OECD capital market review of Portugal. The findings are based on consultations with representatives of relevant Portuguese authorities, business organisations, corporate executives and other stakeholders.
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This note identifies some of the criteria that competition authorities may consider when assessing co-operation between competitors in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and presents solutions to some of the challenges raised by their analysis. Some potential issues are highlighted to prompt further discussion.
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This note analyses the role of competition agencies facing high prices caused by the Covid-19 crisis. It discusses the circumstances under which competition enforcement may be justified, how to overcome the difficulties that competition authorities pursuing such a course are likely to face, and available regulatory alternatives to address high prices during a pandemic.
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One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 crisis is the risk that many firms will find themselves in financial distress and forced to exit the market or merge. This note focuses on competition issues relating to merger control.