Since the Asian financial and economic crisis of the late 1990s, insolvency reform has been one of the main items on policy agendas in the region. In the wake of the crisis, corporate restructuring and re-organisation was delayed by a lack of effective insolvency procedures. Although having made considerable efforts to reform their insolvency regimes, many countries still lack essential elements for an insolvency framework, while
The 2010 OECD Corporate Responsibility Roundtable launched an update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises with discussions focusing on supply chains, human rights and evironment and climate change.
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Investment Newsletter No.13 focuses on global international investment activity, FDI index measuring FDI restrictions, responsible supply chain management of conflict minerals, resisting protectionism in G-20 countries, the launch of an update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the role of the OECD Codes of Liberalisation in becoming a member of the OECD.
Speaking at the Ministerial Session of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher highlights the complementary roles played by the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact in promoting corporate responsibility.
Taking place in Cairo on 23-24 June 2010, this meeting covered the first 2 chapters of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) on ensuring an effective legal and regulatory framework for SOEs and the state acting as an owner in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
The 4th Annual Meeting of the Egyptian Institute of Directors, co-organised by the OECD, focused on corporate governance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
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This working paper examines two issues concerning foreign state-controlled investors: whether the doctrine of foreign state immunity may make it difficult for private parties to pursue legitimate claims against them and whether that doctrine creates regulatory enforcement gaps for host countries.
The 2009 edition of the annual report focuses on consumer empowerment and responsible business conduct as well as providing an account of the actions adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2009.
This meeting focused on the preparation of a stock-taking report to review the corporate governance progress and remaining challenges in 13 Asian Economies since 2003 as well as a scoping paper to assess priorities for future Asian Roundtables.
This meeting focused on progress in implementing regional policy recommendations, an in-depth review of the country experiences of Malaysia and Korea and SOE-related issues of current relevance to the Asian region.