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This document contains the terms of reference of the Middle East and North Africa Task Force on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises which is organised within the framework of Working Group 5: Improving Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa.
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This Declaration was issued at the third meeting of Working Group 5 on Improving Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa which took place in Dubai on 27 November 2006. Further information about this Working Group and the MENA-OECD Investment Initiative is available at www.oecd.org/mena/investment.
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This report assesses progress of implementation of the six priorities and 36 recommendations for corporate governance reform in the Asian region formulated in the 2003 White Paper on Corporate Governance in Asia.
The eighth Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 14-15 September 2006. Discussions focused on implementation and enforcement of corporate governance rules, a boardroom guide to the OECD Principles on Corporate Governance and independent non-executive directors.
The meeting on Corporate Governance Developments in Thailand took place at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand, on 13 September 2006.
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Private investment is essential for ensuring economic growth, sustainable development and poverty reduction. It increases the productive capacity of an economy, drives job creation, brings innovation and new technologies, and boosts income growth. But the amount of private investment, particularly in African and developing economies, falls short of development needs. And the benefits of investment in emerging and transition economies
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.
On 19 and 20 June 2006, the OECD and the Financial Stability institute (FSI), Bank for International Settlements (BIS) jointly organised a regional seminar on corporate governance for banks in Asia.
The fifth meeting of FAIR took place on 27-28 April 2006 in Beijing, China. Participants examined the lessons from ten years of institutional and legal reforms of Asian insolvency systems and discussed the relevance of the international guidance to improving insolvency systems.
The sheer volume of debt hanging over Asian companies suggests that corporate insolvency should remain a top policy concern. This conference proceedings presents reports from each country on the trends and developments in debt and credit risk since the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. It also includes overview papers that examine the problem in a wider context. These papers suggest that risk management practices, legal systems,