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With growing integration via trade and investment, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that have traditionally been oriented towards domestic markets increasingly compete with private firms in the global market place. This paper discusses the extent of state ownership in the global economy, the advantages and disadvantages that SOEs can face, and how potential SOE advantages can generate cross-border effects.
The Guidance provides recommendations for responsible mineral supply chains to help companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices.
This bilateral dialogue aims to deepen policy discussions between the OECD and key decision-makers in India. The first phase of the programme provides policy options on improving monitoring and prevention of abusive related party transactions.
Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential in order to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. The OECD facilitates policy dialogue and information exchange on improving corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and implementing privatisation policies.
This paper examines the rationales for public ownership of enterprises in five OECD countries: Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway. It addresses the overall ownership priorities formulated by governments, the specific obligations that may be communicated to individual SOEs, the political decision processes leading to these priorities and the disclosure and accountability arrangements underpinning them.
Investor confidence in financial markets largely depends on an accurate disclosure regime that provides transparency in the beneficial ownership and control structures of publicly listed companies. This paper provides a comparative analysis of how disclosure of beneficial ownership and control is handled by jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the United States; it highlights the costs, benefits and practicality of various approaches.
This report assesses the costs, benefits and practicality of different policy approaches as well as suggests policy options to better identify ultimate beneficial owners in Indonesia. It was requested by Bapepam-LK, the Capital Market and Financial Institution Supervisory Agency in Indonesia, in the context of the OECD-Indonesia policy dialogue on corporate governance.
This dialogue between Indonesia and the OECD supports policy-makers in their efforts to enhance disclosure of beneficial ownership and control as part of overall efforts to improve corporate governance standards and practices in Indonesia.
The Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable was established in April 2000 in order to facilitate public and private sector policy-dialogue by providing a forum for the exchange of experiences.
Hosted by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and Istanbul Borsasi, this meeting of the Group focused on corporate governance reform priorities for capital market development in Eurasia.