The OECD holds a roundtable on mergers in financial services

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegate submissions, and the background paper, the following key points emerge: (1) In many OECD countries, the last few years have witnessed a substantial increase in the frequency and significance of bank mergers. The increased activity is driven by four interactive forces: regulatory reform; ongoing globalisation in both financial and non-financial markets; excess capacity/financial distress; and technological change including the development of electronic banking. So far, most of the bank mergers have taken place among banks based in the same national market, but there is an increasing

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on mergers in financial services, 1 June 2000, e-Competitions June 2000, Art. N° 85748

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