8-9 October 2012 - Midrand, South Africa. This meeting served as an opportunity to relaunch the OECD Network on the Governance of SOEs in Southern Africa and forge ahead with a number of practical and thematic priorities.
This report addresses the corporate governance framework and company practices that determine the nomination and election of board members. It covers 26 jurisdictions, including in-depth reviews of Indonesia, Korea, the Netherlands and the United States.
This publication catalogues national practices that illustrate implementation of aspects or elements of competitive neutrality and highlights examples of challenges that may be encountered.
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These comments were sent to the Slovenian authorities on 18 July concerning the SSH Act. They were prepared by the OECD Secretariat based on the relevant OECD committees’ position in the discussions prior to the accession of Slovenia to the Organisation.
Discussions at this focused on two areas of professionalisation of state-owned enterprises: boards of directors of and the organisation of the State's ownership function.
The discussion in the meeting provided some insights into China’s growth model and need to improve competitiveness, particularly in view of the global economic slowdown.
This report illustrates how MENA exchanges have been promoting good corporate governance outcomes in order to facilitate the sharing of experience among policymakers in the region.
The Experts Meeting of the Eurasia Group on Corporate Governance for Capital Markets Development took place in Istanbul, Turkey, 19-20 June 2012. The meeting aimed at discussing a revised draft of the Group’s Survey on “Capital Markets in Eurasia: Two Decades of Reform”.
The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.
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Most policy makers agree that competitive neutrality is a sound idea and member governments of the OECD have demonstrated their commitment to a level playing field. This commitment has been voiced at the ministerial level on a number of occasions. Most recently on the occasion of the 2011 Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the OECD during the Meeting of the Council at Ministerial Level, the Chair remarked, “As the OECD enhances