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Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.
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Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.
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The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader
The regulatory framework should allow the developments of shareholders’ activism and any intervention aimed at addressing specific policy issue should be informed by careful analysis about the nature of the issue and about the costs and benefits of proposed policy actions.
The SME Policy Index 2007 presents the first comprehensive and comparative assessment of progress made in implementing the Charter.
This event, which took place in Hong Kong, China, on 13-14 May 2008, focused on effective monitoring of related-party transactions which are seen as one of the most serious breaches of good corporate governance around the world.
The Brazil/OECD International Conference was organised as a part of a series of international events to celebrate 30th anniversary of the National Secretariat of Pension Funds.
Adopted in March 2008, these Guidelines provide a framework for licensing regulations and the assessment of licensing applications from pension entities to determine whether or not they stand up to certain criteria: adequate governance structures, management in the best interest of plan members and other beneficiaries, financial security and performance of pension entities and maximimum operational efficiency.
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On 5 May 2008, the OECD and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with a view to ensuring that the proposed ISO 26000 Standard on Social Responsibility and related activities are consistent with and complement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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The Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in Eurasia identifies key corporate governance challenges affecting Eurasian banks and the banking sector, and recommendations to address them. Its purpose is to support policy-makers, banking supervisors, capital market regulators, stock exchanges, banking industry associations, institutes of directors, and, last but not least, banks in the Eurasian region. While reflecting