U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to separate core commercial banking from some higher-risk activities in financial conglomerates and to place a moratorium on further consolidation could help to avoid a new financial crisis by resolving some major risks inherent to the current financial system.
This Working Paper provides a comparative perspective on the application of quality regulation principles to financial sector regulators, in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and France.
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The Self-evaluation report for the Southern Arizona (US) region was prepared with the support of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
This country note, extracted from the STI Scoreboard 2009, explores recent developments in matters relating to innovation, science, technology and globalisation in the United States.
The OECD Conference on Empowering E-Consumers: Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Internet Economy will be hosted by the US Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC on 8-10 December 2009.
The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.
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The Self-evaluation report for the Paso del Norte (US/MX) region was prepared by The Paso del Norte Group, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including the US. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance
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External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.