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  • 20-January-2010

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    Compilation on Informal Economies -- No. 100

    Different definitions have been employed in order to capture different aspects of the informal economy. It often comprises a substantial share of GDP in many developing countries. Many researchers are concerned that informal firms negatively impact an economy because they are typically less productive than formal firms. Informal firms which fail to comply with various economic regulations or which fail to meet their tax obligations

  • 20-January-2010

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    Compilation on National Champions -- No. 96

    It is often said that competition policy protects competition, not individual competitors. Policies that support this concept promote consumer welfare, choice and efficiency. How sharply does industrial policy conflict with this? Industrial policy creates or favours national champions; yet it purports to have the same goals and produce many of the same benefits for the market. This roundtable examined the tensions and interesting

  • 19-January-2010

    English

    Bribery: Impact and Prevention, Chatham House Conference, 19 January 2010

    OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher and the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Justice the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP and UK Permanent Representative to the OECD Dominic Martin talked about the challenges of tackling bribery at a conference in Chatham House

  • 18-janvier-2010

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    L’OCDE exige que la République Slovaque établisse la responsabilité des entreprises en matière de corruption transnationale

    Le Groupe de travail de l’OCDE sur la corruption a sévèrement critiqué l’échec de la République Slovaque à mettre sa loi anti-corruption sur la responsabilité des entreprises en conformité avec ses obligations internationales en vertu de la Convention anti-corruption de l’OCDE.

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  • 18-janvier-2010

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  • 8-January-2010

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    The Elephant in the Room: The Need to Deal with What Banks Do

    Contagion risk and counterparty failure have been the main hallmarks of the current crisis. While some large diversified banks that focused mainly on commercial banking survived very well, others suffered crippling losses. Sound corporate governance and strong risk-management culture should enable banks to avoid excessive leverage and risk taking. The question is whether there is a better way, via leverage rules or rules on the

  • 8-January-2010

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    Regulatory Issues related to Financial Innovation

    This note explores various regulatory issues related to financial innovation. It starts from a premise that financial innovations are neither always helpful (or benign) nor always threatening. Innovations have the potential to provide for a more efficient allocation of resources and thereby a higher level of capital productivity and economic growth. Many financial innovations have had this effect. But others have not. Examples of the

  • 8-janvier-2010

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    Cadre d’action publique pour une réglementation financière efficace et efficiente: Orientations générales et liste de vérification de haut niveau

    La structure et le fonctionnement des systèmes financiers ont profondément évolué ces deux dernières décennies, sous l’effet d’améliorations spectaculaires dans les domaines suivants : les technologies, l’innovation de produit, l’intégration, la concurrence et les réformes concernant les politiques, la réglementation et les échanges internationaux. Le Cadre d’action publique est un outil qui peut appuyer les efforts déployés

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  • 8-January-2010

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    Current and Structural Developments in the Financial Systems of OECD Enhanced Engagement Countries

    This paper discusses the financial systems of OECD Enhanced Engagement Countries (EE5: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa). Rather than providing a comprehensive survey of each financial system, it is designed to highlight some of the salient features of EE5 financial systems, emphasising those aspects of the system that these countries have in common and those that are different from those in OECD countries. While

  • 7-January-2010

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    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2009: Revised estimates for 2009 and 2010

    OECD governments are facing ongoing, unprecedented challenges in raising large volumes of funds at lowest possible cost, while balancing refinancing, repricing and interest rate risks. Gross borrowing needs of OECD governments are expected to reach almost USD 16 trillion in 2009, up from an earlier estimate of around USD 12 trillion. The tentative outlook for 2010 shows a stabilising borrowing picture at around the level of USD 16

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