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  • 28-November-2013

    English

    Jordan signs OECD agreement to strengthen investment climate

    Jordan has become the 46th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. This adherence bears witness to the determination that Jordan holds towards strengthening the liberalisation of investment, increasing its integration into the world economy and promoting responsible business conduct.

  • 28-novembre-2013

    Français

    La Déclaration de l'OCDE et les Décisions sur l'investissement international et les entreprises multinationales

    La Déclaration de 1976 constitue un engagement au niveau politique par les gouvernements des pays membres et adhérents à améliorer le climat des investissements étrangers, favoriser la contribution positive que les entreprises multinationales peuvent apporter au progrès économique et social, et permettre de réduire au minimum et de résoudre les difficultés qui peuvent résulter de leurs diverses opérations.

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  • 27-November-2013

    English

    Greece: Competition Assessment Project

    The Greek government and the OECD are working together to assess the costs and benefits of regulations restricting competition in the tourism, retail trade, food processing and construction materials sectors and to propose specific recommendations for change.

  • 27-November-2013

    English

    Malaysia - OECD Investment Policy Review

    The Malaysian government, in partnership with the OECD and ASEAN, has undertaken a review of its investment policies as part of an active programme of investment policy reforms to help revive both foreign and domestic investment.

  • 27-novembre-2013

    Français

    Grèce : des centaines de dispositions législatives et réglementaires faussent la concurrence, selon l'OCDE

    Au terme d'une enquête de 11 mois menée par l'OCDE en coopération avec les autorités grecques, il a été mis en évidence un large éventail de dispositions législatives et réglementaires qui nuisent à la concurrence.

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  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 312kb

    Bank Business Models and the Basel System: Complexity and Interconnectedness

    The main hallmarks of the global financial crisis were too-big-to-fail institutions taking on too much risk with other people’s money: excess leverage and default pressure resulting from contagion and counterparty risk. This paper looks at whether the Basel III reforms address these issues effectively and proposes improvements to the current reform proposals.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 114kb

    Capital Controls on Inflows, the Global Financial Crisis and Economic Growth: Evidence for Emerging Economies

    This paper investigates whether countries that had controls on inflows in place prior to the crisis were less vulnerable during the global financial crisis. More generally, it examines economic growth effects of such controls over the entire economic cycle, finding that capital restrictions on inflows (particularly debt liabilities) may be useful in good times but may have adverse effects in a crisis.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 377kb

    Macro-prudential Policy, Bank Systemic Risk and Capital Controls

    This paper looks at macro-prudential policies in the light of empirical evidence on the determinants of bank systemic risk, and the effectiveness of capital controls. It concludes that complexity and interdependence is such that care should be taken in implementing macro-prudential policies until much more is understood about these issues.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 317kb

    Bank Business Models and the Separation Issue

    The bank regulator's paradox is that large, complex and interconnected banks need very little capital in the good times, but they can never have enough in an extreme crisis. Separation is required to deal with this problem, which derives mainly from counterparty risk. This paper outlines the OECD’s separation proposal and also compares it to current national approaches to separation.

  • 22-November-2013

    English, PDF, 4,899kb

    Competition in Road Fuel, 2013

    This document compiles the material discussed in a competition policy roundtable on road fuel, including a summary of the discussion, country contributions and a background note that discusses the main determinants of gasoline prices and highlights relevant competition features of the markets for road fuel along the supply chain.

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