Reports


  • 15-September-2015

    English

    State-Owned Enterprise Governance - A Stocktaking of Government Rationales for Enterprise Ownership

    This report reviews the rationales offered by national governments for including or maintaining certain corporate assets in state ownership. Drawing from responses from 24 countries to a questionnaire based on the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (the “Guidelines”), the report aims to provide guidance to authorities seeking to reform or review their ownership policies. It does so, first, by providing provides an inventory of national practices regarding the application of the Guidelines recommendation that governments should develop and issue an ownership policy that defines the overall objectives of state ownership, the state’s role in the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and how it will implement its ownership policy. Second, the report illustrates how the state enterprise ownership policy is applied in situations where new SOEs are created, or when the state decides to terminate its enterprise ownership. The report was reviewed by the OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices, which oversees implementation of the Guidelines, and is current as of October 2014.

  • 5-September-2015

    English, PDF, 2,137kb

    G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, 2015

    The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance provide recommendations on shareholder rights, executive remuneration, financial disclosure, the behaviour of institutional investors and how stock markets should function. Sound corporate governance is seen as an essential element for promoting capital-market based financing and unlocking investment, which are keys to boosting long-term economic growth.

  • 5-September-2015

    English, PDF, 385kb

    Corporate Funding Structures and Incentives: FSB Final Report

    This report responds to the request of G20 Finance Ministers and Governors in their February 2015 communique for “the FSB, coordinating the inputs of the IMF, OECD, BIS, IOSCO and WBG to prepare a report by our meeting in September preceded by an interim report to the June Deputies meeting to examine the factors that shape the liability structure of corporates focusing on its implications for financial stability.”

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  • 5-September-2015

    English, PDF, 1,467kb

    Growth Companies, Access to Capital Markets and Corporate Governance

    Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report is about the relationship between corporate governance and corporate access to capital markets with a focus on growth companies that have the potential to escape a static state of being an SME. It provides an extensive empirical overview of how corporations enter and use public equity markets and corporate bond markets.

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  • 7-August-2015

    English

    Implementing new international standards for compiling FDI statistics

    In 2014, many countries implemented the latest international guidelines for compiling FDI statistics. The new standards have resulted in significant changes in FDI statistics, including new measures of FDI at the global level.

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  • 22-July-2015

    English

    OECD Review of the Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Colombia

    This report evaluates the corporate governance framework for the Colombian state-owned enterprise sector relative to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. The report was prepared at the request of the Republic of Colombia. It is based on a review involving all OECD countries.

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  • 8-July-2015

    English

    2014-2015 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

    The OECD updated the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance to ensure their continuing high quality, relevance and usefulness, taking into account recent developments in the corporate sector and capital markets.

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  • 10-June-2015

    English, PDF, 397kb

    Japan Policy Brief: Better Corporate Practices for Higher Growth

    The Japanese economy has for many years been characterised by a low corporate return on equity. Increasing returns requires better corporate governance that improves investment and the use of corporate resources, including cash holdings.

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  • 4-June-2015

    English

    2015 Update of the Policy Framework for Investment

    An updated version of the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) was released in 2015. The update reflects new global economic fundamentals that have emerged over the last 10 years and takes into account the numerous lessons learnt through the use of the PFI, particularly in developing and emerging economies.

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  • 3-June-2015

    English

    Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises: Progress Report

    Reviews were launched in 2014 and are close to completion. The texts of the revised draft Principles and Guidelines are expected to be approved by the Corporate Governance Committee in May 2015.

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