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With growing integration via trade and investment, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that have traditionally been oriented towards domestic markets increasingly compete with private firms in the global market place. This paper discusses the extent of state ownership in the global economy, the advantages and disadvantages that SOEs can face, and how potential SOE advantages can generate cross-border effects.
Revised in 2011, these Guidelines reflect lessons learned from the financial crisis, including the need for a board with necessary leadership, expertise, and independent decision-making, effective risk management and internal control systems and integrated firm-wide reporting within an insurer, sound compensation arrangements, and well-understood group structures.
This paper examines the rationales for public ownership of enterprises in five OECD countries: Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway. It addresses the overall ownership priorities formulated by governments, the specific obligations that may be communicated to individual SOEs, the political decision processes leading to these priorities and the disclosure and accountability arrangements underpinning them.
Investor confidence in financial markets largely depends on an accurate disclosure regime that provides transparency in the beneficial ownership and control structures of publicly listed companies. This paper provides a comparative analysis of how disclosure of beneficial ownership and control is handled by jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the United States; it highlights the costs, benefits and practicality of various approaches.
Hosted by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and Istanbul Borsasi, this meeting of the Group focused on corporate governance reform priorities for capital market development in Eurasia.
Moscow, Russia - 25-26 October 2012 - discussions at this meeting addressed topics related to corporate governance and listing requirements in Russia.
Tokyo, Japan - 24-25 October 2012 - Participants at this meeting shared practical experiences taking into account the concentrated ownership structure of companies in the region.
OECD organised a first consultation with large private and institutional investors in MENA markets. The meeting was a response to the interest of stock exchanges and investors for a better dialogue on key challenges faced in investing in MENA stock markets.
This report is a contribution to the OECD’s two-year horizontal project on New Sources of Growth: Intangible Assets. It provides an update on the nature and quality of reporting on intangible capital in member countries, building on prior work of the Corporate Governance Committee in this area.
Sound and transparent corporate governance policies will play a crucial role in reform initiatives and capital market development in China, as well as attracting the international investors required to sustain China’s long term economic growth. In order to support the these reforms, the OECD shares its experiences in the area of corporate governance with China through regular policy dialogue exchanges.