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OECD economic globalisation indicators help identify the economic activities of member countries under foreign control, and more particularly the contribution of multinational enterprises to growth, employment, productivity, labour compensation, R&D, technology diffusion and int trade.
This report reviews the economic consequences of ageing populations for financial markets and recommends that governments help facilitate development of financial instruments to support retirement savings and pensions.
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This presentation by Donald J. Johnston, OECD Secretary-General, was made at APEC Investment Opportunities 2005: Towards Co-Prosperity Through Partnership held in Busan, Korea, on 16 November 2005.
Organised by the OECD in co-operation with APEC, this seminar took place on 14-15 November 2005 in Busan, Korea. Discussions focused on defining investment for development and how to encourage greater investment mobility.
OECD member governments actively seek to enhance the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), including in the context of development. They are committed to debating this issue with non-OECD countries, inter alia in the context of the OECD Bologna Process, and the Initiative on Investment for Development and its Policy Framework for Investment project. The present document is intended as a contribution by the Investment
This book, the first major study of financial education at the international level, contributes to the development of consumer financial literacy by providing information to policymakers on effective financial education programmes.
This workshop, which took place in St Petersburg on 9-10 November 2005, addressed the role and responsibilities of the Russian regions in shaping the investment and business environment and considered business integrity and private-public interaction in the fight against corruption.
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These Best Practices aim to identify safeguards that member countries should consider applying when they authorise competition authorities to exchange confidential information in cartel investigations.
The seventh Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance in Balion 8-9 September 2005 focused on corporate governance of banks, a stock take of progress in policy reforms since the publication of the Asian White Paper in 2003, the role of the board in implementing the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, and corporate governance of state-owned enterprises.
This conference, which took place from 25-27 October 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aimed to draw lessons from Brazil’s experience with improving the enabling environment for investment and sustainable growth. It also focused on strengthening developing country perspectives on the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) and practitioners' input into its individual chapters.