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  • 7-December-2006

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    OECD's FDI regulatory restrictiveness index: Revision and extension to more economies - Working Paper 2006/4

    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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  • 6-December-2006

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    Third OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Summary of Discussions

    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.

  • 1-December-2006

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    Conducting business in weak governance zones - 2006 Annual Report on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    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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  • 8-November-2006

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    The Investment Policy Perspective on the Internationalisation of SMEs

    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,

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  • 6-November-2006

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    OECD Global Forum on International Investment “Enhancing the investment climate: the case of infrastructure”

    Istanbul, Turkey, 6-7 November 2006: The 2006 Global Forum on International Investment focused on international investor participation in infrastructure and investment policy using the Policy Framework for Investment.

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  • 6-November-2006

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    OECD/Turkey Investment Roundtable: Concrete Steps to Enhance the Turkish Investment Climate

    This Roundtable discussed Turkey’s recent experience with strategies for enhancing the enabling environment for investment, focusing on the relevant aspects of regulatory reform and their impact on the investment climate.

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  • 23-October-2006

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    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements - Working Paper 2006/3

    Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.

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  • 12-October-2006

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    Investment Newsletter, October 2006, Issue 2

    The second issue of the Investment Newsletter focuses on OECD work on preventing investment protectionism, as well as reporting on recent FDI developments and their measurement. It also reviews the results of the investment policy review of the Russian Federation and offers asummary of recent work on implementing the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 10-October-2006

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    OECD Guidelines feature in UN Special representative’s survey of business practices

    The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on business and human rights, has just published a survey of the human rights practices of the Fortune Global 500 companies. The survey results include information on the Global 500 companies’ references to external instruments, including to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 21-September-2006

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    2006 Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points: Report by the Chair

    This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 20-21 June 2006. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2006 Edition".

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