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Investment Newsletter, No. 6 puts the spotlight on China's outward foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as reporting on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries. It also reviews the effect of taxation on FDI, efforts to mobilise private investment in Africa's water infrastructure, and examines services trade and FDI in regional trade agreements.
Paris, 5 March 2008: Participants at this meeting reviewed and commented on the draft Implementation Guide for Transparency and Accountability in State Ownership and discussed the economic role of SOEs.
The OECD launched its Global Network on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises with an inaugural meeting in Paris on 5 March 2008. Participants from 45 countries agreed that the Global Network will serve as a platform for policy dialogue and exchange of experience in the areas of corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and privatisation. This meeting also provided Network members with the opportunity
Policy makers in OECD countries have increasingly come to address company law in an economic context. As company laws are being reformed, the impact of legislation on entrepreneurship, corporate competitiveness and resource allocation are becoming central issues. The OECD serves its member countries by gathering and sharing information about changes in the area of corporate governance and company law.
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The Steering Group on Corporate Governance agreed on a common position based on the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance about the issue of whether there should be proportionality between ownership and control (also known as one-share-one-vote) in listed companies
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Following its earlier consideration of hedge funds and private equity, the Steering Group on Corporate Governance considered policy issues from the perspective of the Principles of Corporate Governance and agreed to release its findings.
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As part of its work on hedge funds and private equity, the Steering Group on Corporate Governance agreed to compile a list of private sector initiatives aimed at addressing policy issues and to update it regularly.
Over the past few years, most Asian jurisdictions have substantially revamped their laws, regulations and other corporate governance norms. However, enforcement remains a significant challenge and “an unfinished agenda”. This publication offers a unique snapshot of how corporate governance is being enforced in Asia. It provides policy makers, judges, investors, board members and stakeholders with cases studies and analysis that
The OECD Corporate Governance Committee co-ordinates and guides the Organisation's work on corporate governance and related corporate affairs issues, including state-owned assets, company law, insolvency and privatisation.
These reports provide a record of the main achievements of the OECD Investment Committee within its investment policy work programme with non-member economies and make available to a wider audience some of the background analytical work developed under the aegis of this programme.