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On 11 October 2009, the Task Force gathered to discuss a revised version of the Policy Brief on Improving Corporate Governance of Banks in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on a joint OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report that the three organisations delivered to G20 Leaders ahead of the Pittsburg Summit, investment liberalisation, national security, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, FDI statistics, the 8th Global Forum on International Investment and the NEPAD-OECD Africa Initiative.
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held in June 2009. It provides an account of the actions taken by adhering governments in the 12 months to June 2009 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.
The OECD's Guidelines for dealing with commercial transactions between different parts of a multinational group.
Participants at this meeting reviewed and evaluated the implementation of corporate governance standards and practices as a vital step to reinforcing market integrity in the Asian region.
This publication highlights the challenges, priorities and tangible benefits of adopting leading corporate governance practices in the Latin American region. It offers a first look at Latin American company results during the recent period of financial crisis, showing that firms recognised for better corporate governance practices suffered less damage than average listed Latin American companies. It also provides empirical research
The financial crisis revealed serious shortcomings in corporate governance around the world. What lessons can companies and regulators learn from the crisis? And what role can they play in improving global governance standards to help rebuild trust and confidence in financial markets?
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Abusive related party transactions – where a party in control of a company enters into a transaction to the detriment of non controlling shareholders – are one of the biggest corporate governance challenges facing the Asian business landscape. This publication provides options for monitoring and curbing such abusive related party transactions, focusing on disclosure and the board/shareholders approval system. It also looks into the
The OECD is working to help governments restore confidence and stability in the financial system, soften the impact of the recession and strengthen the global economy over the longer term.
Its strategic response to the crisis covers two main areas:
align regulations and incentives in the financial sector to ensure tighter oversight and risk management;
review and upgrade national policies and improve international coordination to
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This paper provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. It was developed jointly by the OECD and the IAIS.