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  • 5-November-2019

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    Africa's Development Dynamics 2019 - Achieving Productive Transformation

    What are the major economic and social trends in Africa? What is Africa’s role in globalisation? This annual report presents an Africa open to the world and towards the future. Africa’s Development Dynamics uses the lessons learned in the five African regions – Central, East, North, Southern and West Africa – to develop recommendations and share good practices. The report identifies innovative policies and offers practical policy recommendations, adapted to the specificities of African economies. Drawing on the most recent available statistics, this analysis of development dynamics aims to help African leaders reach the targets of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 at all levels: continental, regional, national, and local. Every year this report will focus on one strategic theme. This 2019 edition explores policies for productive transformation. It proposes three main policy focus for transforming firms: providing business services to clusters of firms; developing regional production networks; and improving exporting firms’ ability to thrive in fast-changing markets. This volume feeds into a policy debate between African Union’s nations, citizens, entrepreneurs and researchers. It aims to be part of a new co-operation between countries and regions focused on mutual learning and the preservation of common goods. This report is the result of a partnership between the African Union Commission and the OECD Development Centre.
  • 29-October-2019

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    Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting

    This report provides a common global framework for financial institutions to identify, respond to and publicly communicate on environmental and social risks associated with their clients.

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  • 28-October-2019

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    Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: Data, Analysis and Forecasts

    Latest statistics for global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected in accordance with latest international guidelines.

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  • 28-October-2019

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    Foreign direct investment in figures

    The OECD regularly publishes analysis on key developments and trends in global FDI flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We also disseminate the results of all investment-related work underway at the OECD.

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  • 28-October-2019

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    FDI in Figures, October 2019

    28/10/2019 - In the first half of 2019, global FDI flows decreased by 20% compared to the last half of 2018, to USD 572 billion. FDI flows dropped by 5% to USD 361 billion in Q1 2019 and by 42% to USD 210 billion in Q2 2019.

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  • 17-October-2019

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    Who are the owners of the world’s listed companies and why should we care?

    There are approximately 41 000 listed companies in the world with a combined market value of more than USD 80 trillion. This is equivalent to the global GDP. More than half of this amount is held by institutional investors and the public sector, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-October-2019

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    OECD Declaration and Decisions on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

    This Declaration, first adopted in 1976, constitutes a policy commitment to improve the investment climate, encourage the positive contribution multinational enterprises can make to economic and social progress and minimise and resolve difficulties which may arise from their operations.

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  • 17-October-2019

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    Owners of the World's Listed Companies

    Using firm-level ownership information from the 10 000 largest listed companies in the world, this report provides unique comparative data about who their owners are and how they own. It presents a global overview of ownership of different categories of investors and cross-border ownership as well as the degree of ownership concentration at the company level.

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  • 1-October-2019

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    OECD Trust in Business Forum

    1-2 October 2019 - The inaugural forum of the Trust in Business initiative convened senior decision-makers from corporates and governments, academics and other stakeholders to lay the foundation of this multi-year initiative, scope activities and commit to collaborative actions that strengthen trust in the business ecosystem and promote a level playing field.

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  • 22-September-2019

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    Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Asia

    The OECD works with Asian economies and regional partners to raise awareness and promote corporate governance and capital market development in the region.

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