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Corporate governance and corporate finance

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  • 2019 OECD Corporate Governance Factbook

    The 2019 edition of the Factbook describes corporate governance practices in 49 countries by providing an easily accessible and up-to-date, factual underpinning for understanding countries’ institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks. It complements the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance by tracking how countries are actually implementing them.

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  • Corporate Bond Markets in a Time of Unconventional Monetary Policy

    Built on a dataset of almost 85 000 unique corporate bond issues by non-financial companies from 114 countries between 2000 and 2018, this paper documents a number of elevated risks and vulnerabilities associated with this development and looks at how the quality of today’s outstanding stock of corporate bonds differs from earlier credit cycles. Bond ratings, bondholder rights and repayment requirements are areas of particular focus.

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  • OECD Equity Market Review of Asia 2019

    Asia is rapidly growing into the world’s largest stock market. In 2018, 51% of all equity capital raised through initial public offerings (IPOs) went to Asian companies. Today more than half of the world’s listed companies are from Asia. This report provides a comprehensive and comparable analysis of world developments and the growing role of Asian capital markets since the mid-1990s. It focuses on primary equity markets, growth company listings, investment banking activities and ownership structure of publicly listed companies.

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Corporate governance deals with the rights and responsibilities of a company’s management, its board, shareholders and various stakeholders. How well companies are run affects their performance, market confidence and private sector investment.


G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The G20/OECD Principles are an international benchmark providing best practice recommendations on corporate governance.

 


Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises

Good governance of state-owned enterprises is essential to ensure their contribution to economic efficiency and growth. OECD is the world's leading standard setter in this respect.

 


Corporate governance factbook

Easily accessible and up-to-date information about the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance across 49 jurisdictions worldwide.

 


Capital markets

The OECD reviews the functioning of capital markets, provides international comparisons and proposes how to improve corporate access to capital.

 

 

 

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‌A GLOBAL DIALOGUE

Our international dialogue on corporate governance takes place via regional initiatives and programmes with individual economies

Asia

China

Eurasia

India

Indonesia

Latin America

Middle East and North Africa

Russia

Southeast Asia

Southern Africa