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  • 22-September-2014

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    Financial Consumer Protection

    The OECD works on advancing consumer finance protection through informed choice that includes disclosure, transparency and education; protection from fraud, abuse and errors; and, recourse and advocacy.

  • 2-July-2012

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    Liberalisation and competition interventions in selected sectors

    Competition is about increasing choice and efficiency to benefit consumers and make the economy more productive. This applies also to utilities which in many countries have been liberalised (such as electricity, water, railways and telecoms), are subject to regulation (‌banking and other financial services) or where the government plays an important role (healthcare, education and local public services).

  • 11-April-2012

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    Competition Law and Policy in Israel 2011

    This Review was prepared as part of the process of Israel’s accession to OECD membership. It highlights some of the key challenges facing Israel in its implementation and enforcement of competition policy. Israel became an OECD member on 7 September 2010.

  • 28-February-2012

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    Country reviews of competition policy frameworks

    Reports on national competition institutions and regulation in specific sectors.

  • 27-February-2012

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    Competition Law and Policy in Honduras - 2011

    This report reviews the competition regime in Honduras and makes recommendations for improvements such as reducing government intervention in the unregulated sectors of the economy and strengthening awareness and understanding of the importance of competition for the Honduran economy.

  • 11-January-2012

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    Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement in Mexico, 2011

    This OECD report analyses the existing legal framework of public procurement in Mexico, lists areas in current laws and regulations which restrict the scope of action for the Mexican Institute of Social Services and other public agencies and their ability to obtain the best value from their purchases, and issues over 20 recommendations in specific areas on how to improve procurement procedures to avoid collusion amongst suppliers.

  • 7-October-2011

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    Competition in Ports and Port Services - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has

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  • 1-September-2011

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    The Regulated Conduct Defence - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has

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  • 31-August-2011

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    Public consultation: Draft high-level principles on financial consumer protection

    The OECD conducted an online public consultation on draft high-level principles on consumer protection in the field of financial services which came to an end on 31 August 2011.

  • 12-August-2011

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    Bank competition and financial stability

    This report examines the interplay between banking competition and financial stability, taking into account the consequences of the recent global crisis and the policy responses it provoked.

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