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Intellectual assets have become strategic factors for value creation by firms. The expansion of the services sector, globalisation, deregulation, and the emergence of new information technologies have brought to the fore the issue of how knowledge is created, disseminated, retained and used to obtain economic returns. This has led to a structural change, from traditional scale-based manufacturing, which mainly relies on tangible
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Investment Newsletter, No.3 provides the latest FDI statistics for OECD countries, covers implementing the Policy Framework for Investment in Africa and South East Europe, reviews recent changes in China’s policies towards cross-border M&As and reports on measuring FDI regulatory restrictiveness.
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On 14-15 December 2006, senior policy-makers, experts, and representatives of the private sector from Russia and OECD countries met to discuss progress as well as remaining challenges in improving corporate governance and transparency in Russian state owned enterprises.
The basis for discussion was a “Concept Paper on Corporate Governance Development of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Russia”, which had been commissioned by the
Companies can boost their stock market valuations and lower their cost of capital through improved reporting of intellectual assets and value creation strategies that overcome the limits of accounting standards, according to a report by the OECD.
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Companies can boost their stock market valuations and lower their cost of capital through improved reporting of intellectual assets and value creation strategies that overcome the limits of accounting standards. While there is an important role for governments and standard setters in underpinning such improvements, the OECD cautions against rigid standards in this complex and evolving area.
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The OECD has now taken an important step to facilitate the use of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. It has released a Methodology for Assessing Implementation of the OECD Principles.
This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 39 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2006 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. One highlight of this reporting period was the completion of guidance for companies operating in weak governance zones.
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This draft document for discussion was prepared within the framework of Working Group 5: Improving Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme
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This Declaration was issued at the third meeting of Working Group 5 on Improving Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa which took place in Dubai on 27 November 2006. Further information about this Working Group and the MENA-OECD Investment Initiative is available at www.oecd.org/mena/investment.
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This paper provides a discussion outline for the OECD-MENA Task Force on Corporate Governance of Banks for developing of a policy brief on corporate governance of banks in the Middle East and North Africa region, identifyingpriorities for reform and proposing concrete recommendations and policy options for implementation.