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The liberalisation of telecommunication markets has required a new set of regulatory principles that can ensure fair competition in the marketplace.
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Mobile communications is one of the tremendous success stories of the telecommunications industry. By June 1999 there were 293 million mobile subscribers in the OECD area, or around one mobile phone for every four inhabitants.
In 1994, the Commission of the European Communities and the Governments of Finland, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden and the United States signed the Final Act of the "Agreement Respecting Normal Competitive Conditions in the Commercial Shipbuilding and Repair Industry".
This paper deals with the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to economic growth and to labour and multi-factor productivity.
The OECD regularly publishes annual reports produced and submitted by OECD Member countries. These annual reports are the only regularly published inventory of consumer policy measures in OECD Member countries.
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This paper examines recent trends and drivers of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) which grew six-fold in 1991-98 and now account for more than 85% of foreign direct investment.
These guidelines are designed to help ensure that consumers are no less protected when shopping online than they are when they buy from their local store or order from a catalogue.
OECD Committee on Consumer Policy Forum Session on Online Advertising and Marketing Directed toward Children, intended to provide information on how OECD Member countries are dealing with issues related to children and the Internet.
This report combines the previous more technical work developed over the last three years.