Despite the strong economic performance and sustained reform momentum over the past few years, Portugal entered the COVID-19 crisis with undersized capital markets. These markets must now be mobilised to support a resilient, dynamic and sustainable recovery, according to a new OECD report.
8 July 2020 - Egypt has committed to a proactive reform agenda to improve the business climate, attract more foreign and domestic investment, and reap the benefits of openness to FDI and participation in global value chains.
The OECD will conduct an online launch of the publication State-Owned Enterprise Reform in the Electricity Sector in Ukraine and kick off Ukraine’s adherence review against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises.
Investment treaty policy makers are increasingly faced with pressures to integrate policies relating to business responsibilities into investment treaties. As policy makers contemplate whether and how to respond in their particular field, they need to understand the broader framework for business responsibilities.
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This joint statement underlines the commitment of international organisations to supporting Latin American and Caribbean countries, business, employers, workers' organisations and other stakeholders in addressing the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Esta declaración conjunta subraya el compromiso de las organizaciones internacionales de apoyar a los Estados de América Latina y el Caribe, a las empresas, a las organizaciones de empleadores y de trabajadores, así como a otras partes interesadas, para abordar los desafíos sin precedentes que plantea la pandemia del COVID-19.
13/03/2020 - OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct expresses deep concern at alleged incidents of undue pressure on those submitting cases to National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct.
The volume of corporate debt reached an all time high in real terms of USD 13.5 trillion at the end of 2019, driven by the return of more expansionary monetary policies early in the year. At the same time, the overall quality of corporate debt has declined, according to a new OECD report.
Italy’s structural reforms of recent years have improved the financial health of the corporate sector and contributed to a gradual economic recovery. However, the Italian economy still lags other large European economies. Improving the way capital markets function would help drive investment in the real economy, creating jobs and boosting productivity, according to a new OECD report.
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.