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This report examines the statistical measurement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in OECD and IMF Member countries. It provides an essential tool for FDI analysts and policy makers while preparing the ground for improving compliance with the agreed international standards of FDI data collection set by IMF and OECD.
The conclusions and the analysis are based on the information for ninety-six countries collected through a
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17 May 1999. This document provides a broad indication of the issues to be addressed in the Review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This study, published in April 1999, looks at the role of foreign direct investment in the development of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
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Charles P. Oman, April 1999. This document reproduces the table of contents and executive summary from this study which has been issued as an OECD publication.
28/29 January 1999 - The Hague, Netherlands. This conference, organised within the framework of the OECD's Emerging Market Economy Forum, sought to promote a dialogue on the key issues in the foreign direct investment-environment relationship.
Lima, Peru on 15-17 December 1998.
The Asian crisis prompted calls from several quarters for tighter controls on foreign investment and capital flows in emerging markets. However, there are several compelling arguments in favour of freeing up capital flows in these markets, provided it is done in an orderly and properly structured way.
May 1998. This paper was presented at an IMF Seminar on Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks.
In 1995, OECD Ministers launched negotiations on a multilateral agreement on investment (MAI) with high standards of liberalisation and investment protection, with effective dispute settlement procedures, and open to non-Members. Negotiations were discontinued in April 1998 and will not be resumed.
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This report, published in April 1998, surveys the findings and conclusions of OECD work and related studies concerning the role of international investment in globalisation and its links with trade and economic development.