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This report presents a review of arrangements which have been found to make the identification of ultimate beneficial ownership and control difficult. It reviews potential implications for investment authorities when they have responsibility for assessing possible threats to essential security interests. It was prepared in support of discussions at the OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment in March 2007.
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This briefing note gives an OECD perspective on alternative dispute resolution based on experiences with the specific instances procedure of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It was prepared for a workshop on "Accountability and Dispute Resolution" organised by Harvard's Kennedy School in support of work in this area by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business & Human Rights.
"Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption: New Frontiers in Public-Private Partnerships" was a two-day event organised by the World Bank Institute, OECD, and the Belgian government. It centered on the challenges of creating good governance with the cooperation of the private sector.
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Investment Newsletter, No.3 provides the latest FDI statistics for OECD countries, covers implementing the Policy Framework for Investment in Africa and South East Europe, reviews recent changes in China’s policies towards cross-border M&As and reports on measuring FDI regulatory restrictiveness.
The NEPAD-OECD Roundtable in Brazzaville on 12-13 December 2006 focused on mobilising private investment in Africa using the Policy Framework for Investment, a new tool to assist governments to mobilise private investment, and to the development of which African countries contributed.
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This supplement to the 2006 Investment Policy Review of China provides an assessment of the latest developments in China's policies towards cross-border M&As.
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This working paper provides a revised measure of regulatory restrictions on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for OECD countries and extends the approach to 13 non-member countries.
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The third OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries took place in Paris on 6 December 2006. This document by the OECD Secretariat summarises findings from the discussions so far.
This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 39 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2006 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. One highlight of this reporting period was the completion of guidance for companies operating in weak governance zones.
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This speech focuses on the role played by FDI in the internationalisation of SMEs and the obstacles limiting this process, as well as the implications for international investment policy and how OECD work on investment helps SMEs to thrive. It was delivered on the occasion of the OECD-APEC Global Conference for the Removal of Barriers to SME Access to International Markets which took place in Athens on 8 November 2006,