High-Level Roundtable: “Doing Business in a Fragmented World

*Open to media and broadcast live*

What is blocking business investment and productivity growth? OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 will focus on fragmentation at all levels of the global economy: heterogeneous policies, rules, laws and industry practices that create perverse incentives and block business efficiency. The launch on Thursday 9 June will be followed by a high-level roundtable: “Doing Business in a Fragmented World” which will also address trust in the equity markets and challenges for long-term financing, pension and life insurance systems and legal issues, with a focus on enforcing anti-bribery regimes and improving investment treaty protection.  

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will discuss the report’s findings at 09.30 Paris time (07.30 GMT) at the OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris 16, with Ana Botín, Group Executive Chairman, Banco Santander and Ignazio Visco, Governor, Banca d’Italia. This event is open to media.

This launch will be broadcast live at www.oecd.org/finance/oecd-business-finance-outlook.htm.

You can find the full agenda and list of speakers here.

Journalists interested in attending the launch or obtaining an embargo copy of the publication should contact Caroline Tourrier from the OECD Media Division. The report will be sent under embargo on Wednesday 8 June.  

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