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  • 11-February-2014

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    2014 OECD-Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable

    Mumbai, India - The 2014 Roundtable focused on improving public supervision and enforcement in Asia, the governance and performance of listed SOEs, risks and opportunities for family-owned business groups and the revision of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

  • 3-December-2013

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    Institutional Investors as Owners: Who are they and what do they do?

    This paper provides a framework for analysing ownership engagement by institutional investors. It argues that the general term “institutional investor” in itself doesn’t say very much about the quality or degree of ownership engagement. It is therefore an evasive “shorthand” for policy discussions about ownership engagement.

  • 3-December-2013

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    Colombian SOEs: A Review Against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises

    This report evaluates the corporate governance practices of Colombian SOEs against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. The assessment was prepared based on information provided by the Colombian authorities, an analysis of the available literature and interviews with authorities, consultants, academics, and company as well as stakeholder representatives.

  • 2-December-2013

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    Third meeting of the Taskforce of MENA Stock Exchanges for Corporate Governance

    Muscat, Oman - 2 December 2013 - This meeting was organised in the format of a high level regional roundtable, where heads and other representatives of regional exchanges were invited to participate, alongside regulators and relevant international and regional institutions.

  • 18-November-2013

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    Conference on advancing responsible business practices in the Asia-Pacific region

    Jointly organised by the OECD and ESCAP, this conference focused on the role of governments in supporting and facilitating more sustainable and inclusive business practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 12-November-2013

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    Investment treaties as corporate law: Shareholder claims and issues of consistency, International Investment Working Paper 2013/3

    Many investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) claims are by shareholders for so-called "reflective loss" incurred as a result of injury to “their” company. This paper (i) compares the wide acceptance of such claims in ISDS with their general prohibition in advanced systems of national corporate law; and (ii) analyses policy issues raised by such claims (e.g., risk of double recovery, high legal costs, injury to creditors, etc.).

  • 4-November-2013

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    Supervision and Enforcement in Corporate Governance

    This report analyses the supervision and enforcement of rules and practices relating to related party transactions, takeover bids and shareholder meetings in 27 jurisdictions and includes in-depth reviews of practices in Brazil, Turkey, and the United States.

  • 21-October-2013

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    State-Owned Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa: Engines of Development and Competitiveness?

    SOEs are an important feature of the economic landscape in the MENA region. This report examines their contribution to industrial development, diversification, poverty elimination and the provision of goods and services. It assesses ownership and governance practices and makes recommendations to policymakers, managers and boards.

  • 4-October-2013

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    Better Policies for Board Nomination and Election in Asia

    This report describes the current policy framework in Asia and summarises the challenges to establishing a formal and transparent board nomination and election process. It proposes policy options to improve the transparency of the board nomination and election process in order to reinforce more effective boards.

  • 25-September-2013

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    Equity markets, corporate governance and value creation

    This article provides both an analytical framework for the role of public policy in corporate governance and a description of the empirical context that influences the conditions for that policy.

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