Speeches / Presentations


  • 13-February-2009

    English

    The need for a global standard

    In his remarks delivered in Rome, Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.

  • 9-February-2009

    English

    The financial and economic crisis and the OECD strategic response

    At a meeting with Slovak Economists, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD has developed a strategic response to deal with the current situation, while at the same time addressing the interaction between different policy actions in our economies.

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  • 28-January-2009

    English

    Dealing with the crisis: reforms that will put us back on a path of growth, innovation and sustainability

    According to Mr. Gurría, the crisis has led to some major new thinking, about regulation and markets, about accountability and ethics, and about the kind of economy we need to build. Our strategy is about devising better policies, better regulations and better institutional frameworks that enable businesses to flourish and public interests to be safeguarded in a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

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  • 27-January-2009

    English

    The world needs to rewrite the rules of finance and global business

    Angel Gurría shares his views about issues on the 2009 Davos agenda. Beyond short-term expediency, politicians must figure out how to set a long-term course for the global economy. Along with more effective regulation, we need fairer social policies and an end to the bottlenecks that block competition and innovation and hamper sustainable growth. We must also find ways for governments to exit from their massive emergency interventions

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  • 22-January-2009

    English

    Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

    Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

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  • 20-June-2008

    English

    International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Annual Conference

    In his opening remarks delivered at the ICGN conference, Mr. Gurría noted that the recent global financial crisis and the ensuing impact on global economic confidence and growth prospects had highlighted the great relevance of corporate governance, and the key contribution it can make to stabili

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  • 27-November-2006

    English, , 45kb

    Draft Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in the MENA Region

    This paper provides a discussion outline for the OECD-MENA Task Force on Corporate Governance of Banks for developing of a policy brief on corporate governance of banks in the Middle East and North Africa region, identifyingpriorities for reform and proposing concrete recommendations and policy options for implementation.

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  • 8-July-2006

    English

    OECD work on corporate governance

    The focus of Angel Gurría's address to the annual conference of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) was on the role of institutional investors, the quality of the regulatory framework, and the need to improve corporate governance in state-owned enterprises.

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  • 8-October-2004

    English, , 200kb

  • 25-May-2004

    English

    Improving Business Behaviour: Why we need Corporate Governance

    Speech on the OECD and the review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. By agreeing on these Principles, OECD governments have set the broad foundations for high standards of corporate governance. Looking ahead, the governments of OECD countries are committed to maintaining an open dialogue with all the parties involved so that everyone can learn and benefit from the shared experiences of putting these Principles of

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