The OECD has co-organised and participated in the first annual meeting of the Union of Arab Stock Exchanges, a regional body assembling the constituencies from all exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa region, held on 7-8 December in Cairo, Egypt.
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This report identifies what concrete guidance the existing SOE Guidelines provide for governments whose SOEs operate in other jurisdictions.
Discussions at this meeting focused on 3 issues in response to the financial crisis that are high on the agenda in the Latin America region – the role of boards, including their role in risk management; corporate governance of financial institutions; and the need to ensure good governance of state-owned assets, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and state-owned enterprises.
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This survey covers 11 MENA jurisdictions exploring the legal framework for creditor rights, risk management and corporate workouts, the legal framework for insolvency, cross border recognition issues, re-oganisation proceedings, and the implementation of insolvency systems.
The OECD, in co-operation with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance, has organised its fourth annual conference on "Emerging Middle East Markets and the Corporate Governance Imperative" on 9-10 November 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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The corporate governance landscape changed significantly during the financial crisis through increased state ownership as governments had to recapitalize financial and other institutions. The OECD monitored these developments as the crisis unfolded, examined national practices and published its conclusions in November 2009.
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The Policy Brief is designed to provide practical recommendations on corporate governance practices in the banking sector.
The first corporate governance conference organised by the Abu Dhabi Center for Corporate Governance, part of the Abu Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the OECD served to advance the discussions on corporate governance challenges and progress in the UAE, and in particular in Abu Dhabi.
The financial crisis required governments to make massive interventions in their financial systems. This book sets out priorities for reforming incentives in financial markets as well as for phasing out these emergency measures.
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.