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Report from Jessica Hua Su-The 16th International Conference on Competition Held in Berlin in March 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:26

The 16th International Conference on Competition (IKK) was held by Germany’s Bundeskartellamt in Berlin from 20 to 22 March 2013. The IKK, which has been hosted by the Bundeskartellamt since 1982, is one of the most renowned international event dealing with competition law issues, bringing together a large number of representatives of competition authorities and other competition experts from all over the world. Around 350 participants from more than 60 countries attended the 16th IKK.

Bratislava Austrian Economic Summit PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:19

By organisers of the conference

After the success of our historical Shanghai Austrian Economic Summit last year, we were very encouraged by the desire of attendees and speakers to keep up the momentum.

Such enthusiasm was generated across China by the event that attendees have come to be known as the “Kunshan School of Thought.” They have book clubs, on-line discussion groups, and people report that their live’s have been changed. Two have taken up study and two more are applying to study in Spain under Professor Jesus Huerta de Soto, one in England and another in Australia taking up studies in Austrian economics. Many more have set plans to come to Bratislava.
EFN Asia and Jeju Forum: Solidifying the Quest for Peace and Prosperity in Asia PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 April 2013 18:21

By Nonoy Oplas, Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc.

In less than six weeks, I will fly to Seoul, then Jeju, S. Korea, to attend the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, May 29-31, 2013. The Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia will participate in one of the panel discussions on Day 2, and I will be the rapporteur for that panel.

There will be plenty of panel discussions on those 2 1/2 days forum. To accommodate them all, there will be about five simultaneous discussions on each time block. See the list of topics here.

Political Will, Legal Guarantees Necessary for Competition Law PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 17:46

Competition experts identified independence and accountability, effective goal and priority setting, resource allocation and rules of interpretation and application of the competition law as key elements of an effective competition authority. “This should be complemented by legal guarantees, and the political will to enforce relevant laws,” said Hasan Qayan, Head of the Competition Law and Consumer Policy Branch of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at the 16th International Conference on Competition hosted by the BundesKartellamt and held in Berlin, 20 – 22 March 2013.

Peace and Prosperity in Asia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:07

* This is the article that Nonoy Oplas, Head of Minimal Government Thinkers, Inc., sent to B360 in Kathmandu late last month, for their April 2013 issue.


Peace and Prosperity in Asia
Asia is in a unique position in the world today in both economic and political parameters. Economically, three of the four biggest economies in the world by purchasing power parity (PPP) valuation of GDP are in Asia – China, India and Japan, ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th, respectively in 2012. South Korea and Indonesia also ranked 12th and 15th in GDP size.


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