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The Global Forum edition of the Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on the collapse of international investment activity in 2009.
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This report identifies what concrete guidance the existing SOE Guidelines provide for governments whose SOEs operate in other jurisdictions.
The OECD has co-organised and participated in the first annual meeting of the Union of Arab Stock Exchanges, a regional body assembling the constituencies from all exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa region, held on 7-8 December in Cairo, Egypt.
The Investment Policy Review of India charts India's progress in developing an effective policy framework to promote investment for development, especially since the acceleration of economic reform from 1991 onward. It focuses on policies towards investment, trade, competition and other elements of the business environment. Finally, it outlines some of the challenges of implementing national-level reforms at state level.
Discussions at this meeting focused on 3 issues in response to the financial crisis that are high on the agenda in the Latin America region – the role of boards, including their role in risk management; corporate governance of financial institutions; and the need to ensure good governance of state-owned assets, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises.
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Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus talks about the OECD's support for the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie. This speech was made at the 2009 EU Conference on corporate social responsiblity in Stockholm on 10 November 2009.
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This survey covers 11 MENA jurisdictions exploring the legal framework for creditor rights, risk management and corporate workouts, the legal framework for insolvency, cross border recognition issues, re-oganisation proceedings, and the implementation of insolvency systems.
The OECD, in co-operation with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance, has organised its fourth annual conference on "Emerging Middle East Markets and the Corporate Governance Imperative" on 9-10 November 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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The corporate governance landscape changed significantly during the financial crisis through increased state ownership as governments had to recapitalize financial and other institutions. The OECD monitored these developments as the crisis unfolded, examined national practices and published its conclusions in November 2009.
Speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs, Mr. Gurría emphasized the OECD’s continued support of the G20, outlining our work on trade and investment, unemployment, and climate change in the wake of the financial crisis.