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Companies can boost their stock market valuations and lower their cost of capital through improved reporting of intellectual assets and value creation strategies that overcome the limits of accounting standards. While there is an important role for governments and standard setters in underpinning such improvements, the OECD cautions against rigid standards in this complex and evolving area.
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This working paper provides a revised measure of regulatory restrictions on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for OECD countries and extends the approach to 13 non-member countries.
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The third OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries took place in Paris on 6 December 2006. This document by the OECD Secretariat summarises findings from the discussions so far.
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The OECD has now taken an important step to facilitate the use of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. It has released a Methodology for Assessing Implementation of the OECD Principles.
This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 39 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2006 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. One highlight of this reporting period was the completion of guidance for companies operating in weak governance zones.
This Conference, convened under the auspices of Russia' G8 Presidency, was held in Moscow on 29-30 November 2006. The aim of the conference was to recognise the increased need for financial education in both developed and developing countries.
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This draft document for discussion was prepared within the framework of Working Group 5: Improving Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme
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This paper provides a discussion outline for the OECD-MENA Task Force on Corporate Governance of Banks for developing of a policy brief on corporate governance of banks in the Middle East and North Africa region, identifyingpriorities for reform and proposing concrete recommendations and policy options for implementation.
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This Declaration was issued at the third meeting of Working Group 5 on Improving Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa which took place in Dubai on 27 November 2006. Further information about this Working Group and the MENA-OECD Investment Initiative is available at www.oecd.org/mena/investment.
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This document contains the terms of reference of the Middle East and North Africa Task Force on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises which is organised within the framework of Working Group 5: Improving Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa.