On 11 October 2009, the Task Force gathered to discuss a revised version of the Policy Brief on Improving Corporate Governance of Banks in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Participants at this meeting reviewed and evaluated the implementation of corporate governance standards and practices as a vital step to reinforcing market integrity in the Asian region.
This publication highlights the challenges, priorities and tangible benefits of adopting leading corporate governance practices in the Latin American region. It offers a first look at Latin American company results during the recent period of financial crisis, showing that firms recognised for better corporate governance practices suffered less damage than average listed Latin American companies. It also provides empirical research
The financial crisis revealed serious shortcomings in corporate governance around the world. What lessons can companies and regulators learn from the crisis? And what role can they play in improving global governance standards to help rebuild trust and confidence in financial markets?
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Abusive related party transactions – where a party in control of a company enters into a transaction to the detriment of non controlling shareholders – are one of the biggest corporate governance challenges facing the Asian business landscape. This publication provides options for monitoring and curbing such abusive related party transactions, focusing on disclosure and the board/shareholders approval system. It also looks into the
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This paper provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. It was developed jointly by the OECD and the IAIS.
Held in Bangkok on 17-18 July 2009, this event focused on 'Asian Insolvency Reforms following the Global Financial Crisis: Policy Responses and Opportunities' with an emphasis on the review of progress made by the Asian governments in reform implementation and in-depth discussion on the policy options for insolvency reform.
In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world
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This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce
Mats Isaksson answers questions about the corporate governance failures thrown up by the crisis in areas like executive pay and risk management and what needs to be done.