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The value of implicit guarantees has declined from its peak at the height of the financial crisis, which is consistent with progress made regarding the bank regulatory reform agenda, as one would expect that many of the reform measures imply a more limited value of implicit guarantees for bank debt. Implicit guarantees persist however and their value continues to be significant.
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This article presents a brief overview of current financing difficulties for SMEs and policy measures to support SME lending during the crisis, and presents a literature review related to difficulties in SME’s access to finance during the crisis, against a background of a sharp decline in bank profitability and an erosion of bank capital that negatively affected lending.
The European Commission has proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The package of measures aims to make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.
This workshop sought to address whether the data we are using to measure and analyse globalisation is up to the task, and if it isn’t, what could be done.
Marking 10 years of collaboration between the OECD and Korea on competition issues, this meeting focused on ways to optimise programmes to develop competition authorities and enhance international co-operation and international co-operation in cross-border competition cases.
Le Chili a fait des efforts louables pour mettre en œuvre la Convention, mais pas une seule condamnation pour corruption transnationale n’a été prononcée. Le Chili n’a pas suffisamment enquêté sur plusieurs des six allégations de corruption transnationale qui ont émergé depuis 2001.
L’Afrique du Sud doit prendre des mesures urgentes afin de lancer des enquêtes et engager des poursuites de manière proactive dans les affaires de corruption transnationale. Aucune poursuite n’a été engagée pour corruption transnationale depuis que l’Afrique du Sud a adhéré à la Convention anticorruption en 2007.
Discussions at the 14th roundtable focussed on quantitative easing (QE) tapering to Asia, financial regulatory reforms, financial liberalisation and fragmenting growth, long-term investment for infrastructure, financial inclusion and disaster risk financing in insurance and financial markets.
The third meeting of the Latin American Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises focused on accountability and transparency of SOEs in Latin America.
Discussions at the February 2014 meeting addressed how agencies address the anti-competitive effects of consummated mergers that have not been subject to merger notification.