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  • 16-January-2009

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    Investment guarantees and political risk insurance - Institutions, incentives and development

    Institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes - institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market - issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community. Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about

  • 12-January-2009

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    Competition law and foreign-government controlled investors

    Prepared for the 9th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, this paper by Secretariat of the Competition Committee describes its perspective on investments by foreign government-controlled investors.

  • 17-December-2008

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    9th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Summary of discussions

    Organised in Paris on 17 December 2008, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, multiple approval processes and foreign government-controlled investment.

  • 10-December-2008

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    NEPAD-OECD High-Level Meeting on Advancing Investment Policy Reform in Africa

    The high-level meeting discussed investment policy reform to explore measures to implement concrete plans for sustainably improving African countries’ investment climates. The expert roundtable on investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration drew on experience sharing and best practice to identify the factors that are holding investment back in African countries’ transport sector.

  • 10-December-2008

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    Investment in Transport Infrastructure in Africa

    This report compiles papers prepared for the NEPAD-OECD Expert Roundtable in Kampala on 11 December 2008, specifically: how to increase sound private investment in Africa's road infrastructure; an overview of regional road infrastructure projects in the East African Community; emerging public and sovereign fund investors in Africa's infrastructure; and, engaging the private sector in African infrastructure.

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  • 28-November-2008

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    Accountability for security-related investment policies

    OECD work on Freedom of Investment has identified four key principles – non-discrimination, transparency, proportionality and accountability – for evaluating restrictive foreign investment policy measures that seek to safeguard essential security interests and public order. This note looks at accountability in the context of security-related investment policies and to support completion of the accountability section in the guidance

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  • 24-November-2008

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews - China 2008: Encouraging Responsible Business Conduct

    This Investment Policy Review of China 2008 reviews Chinese government efforts to encourage responsible business conduct against the backdrop of recent regulatory changes and China's increasing outward investment. It also evaluates recent improvements in China's FDI statistics.

  • 22-November-2008

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Peru

    This Review, undertaken as a part of Peru's adherence process and in co-operation with Peruvian authorities, shows the country's achievements in establishing an open and transparent investment regime with a limited number of restrictions, enabling Peru to rank among the most open economies. Recent governmental initiatives seek to further reduce administrative barriers to investment, streamline and simplify investment incentives, and

  • 14-November-2008

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    Investment Newsletter, November 2008, Issue 8

    Investment Newsletter No.8 focuses on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries, OECD guidance on Sovereign Wealth Funds, China's efforts to promote responsible business conduct in co-operation with OECD and OECD and ILO initiatives to promote responsible business conduct.

  • 11-October-2008

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    Sovereign Wealth Funds and recipient countries - Working together to maintain and expand freedom of investment

    This brochure, prepared for the International Monetary and Financial Committee on 11 October 2008, presents OECD guidance for recipient country policies towards SWFs, as well as an overview of OECD work on Freedom of Investment.

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