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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.
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.
Israel has officially joined the OECD Working Group on Bribery, an important step in its accession to OECD membership. Israel becomes the 38th signatory and first Middle-Eastern country to join the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention.
Organised in Paris back-to-back with the 18th Annual OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management, discussions focused on an exchange of information on ongoing activities regarding African Public Debt Management and Bond Markets.
The meeting took place in Paris back-to-back with the forum on African Public Debt Management, discussions focussed on sovereign asset liability management, the use of short-term government paper and regional roundtables on challenges and opportunities for issuers in view of the credit/liquidity crisis.
This meeting in Mexico City provided an important opportunity to take stock of recent corporate governance-related developments in Latin America, particularly in the wake of the current global financial turmoil.
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While there is no presumption of per se illegality of structural links between competitors, minority shareholdings and interlocking directorates can have negative effects on competition depending on the circumstances, either by reducing the individual incentives to compete or by facilitating collusion.
In OECD countries, merger review rules are most frequently used to examine the competitive effects of minority shareholdings. However,
Active from 1999 to 2008, the original Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable brought together an informal but highly influential network of Russian and international policy makers and private sector decision-makers.
The 2008 meeting of the Companies Circle took stock of developments and considered whether there is a need to adjust thinking regarding approaches to corporate governance, in the wake of the current global financial turbulence.
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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