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26-January-2009

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State Owned Enterprises in India: Reviewing the Evidence

This study of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in India examines trends in SOEs shares of the national economy, sectoral distribution, listing on stock exchanges and internationalisation.

22-January-2009

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Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

21-January-2009

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Foreign government-controlled investors and recipient country investment policies: a scoping paper

This paper was prepared to support multilateral discussions of recipient country investment policies towards foreign government-controlled investors (FGCIs) at the eighth and ninth Freedom of Investment (FOI) Roundtables, convened under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.

19-January-2009

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The Role of Incumbent Boards and Management in the Privatisation Process

This paper addresses the challenges of overseeing the board and management of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the course of a privatisation process.

16-January-2009

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OECD Investment Policy Perspectives

OECD Investment Policy Perspectives focuses on multidisciplinary empirical and analytical research of practical relevance for the global investment policy community.

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.

8-January-2009

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The Current Financial Crisis: Causes and Policy Issues

This article treats some ideas and issues that are part of ongoing reflection at the OECD. They were first raised in a major research article for the Reserve Bank of Australia conference in July 2008, and benefited from policy discussion in and around that conference. One fundamental cause of the crisis was a change in the business model of banking, mixing credit with equity culture. When this model was combined with complex

8-January-2009

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Households’ Wealth Composition Across OECD Countries and Financial Risks Borne by Households

This article presents a combined analysis of households’ financial and non-financial balance sheets across OECD countries over the period 1995-2006. The scope of the study mainly covers households’ gross wealth (financial, dwellings and land) and therefore does not include debt. It also analyses financial risks borne by households investing their savings either in investment fund shares, in life insurance reserves or in pension

8-January-2009

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Resolutions of Weak Institutions: Lessons Learned from Previous Crises

The present financial crisis may be added to a growing list of episodes worldwide in which financial sector problems have become systemic in nature. Many OECD countries have been affected, either directly or through the transmission of problems cross-border. Most financial crises share a number of common elements. For instance, financial innovation has often played a role in distress episodes, in many cases, having much to do with

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