Latest Documents


  • 27-January-2009

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    Working Paper 30: Pensions in Africa

    This paper discusses why the development of pension systems is important for the African region. It also looks at the current pension arrangements in selected African countries.

  • 26-January-2009

    English, , 409kb

    State Owned Enterprises in China: Reviewing the Evidence

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

  • 26-January-2009

    English, , 435kb

    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

    English

    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

    English, , 412kb

    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

    English, , 256kb

    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

    English

    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

    English, , 264kb

    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

    English, , 128kb

    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

    English, , 262kb

    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

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