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While pension funds have strengthened with the financial market rebound, OECD data show that pension fund assets in most countries have yet to recover to pre-crisis levels. Public pension reserve funds, however, have now fully made up for their crisis-related losses due to more conservative investment strategies.
Since the Asian financial and economic crisis of the late 1990s, insolvency reform has been one of the main items on policy agendas in the region. In the wake of the crisis, corporate restructuring and re-organisation was delayed by a lack of effective insolvency procedures. Although having made considerable efforts to reform their insolvency regimes, many countries still lack essential elements for an insolvency framework, while
The 2010 OECD Corporate Responsibility Roundtable launched an update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises with discussions focusing on supply chains, human rights and evironment and climate change.
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This working paper, the 2010 update of the FDI Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index), expands the sectors covered and revises the way in which FDI measures are scored and weighted.
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Investment Newsletter No.13 focuses on global international investment activity, FDI index measuring FDI restrictions, responsible supply chain management of conflict minerals, resisting protectionism in G-20 countries, the launch of an update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the role of the OECD Codes of Liberalisation in becoming a member of the OECD.
Speaking at the Ministerial Session of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher highlights the complementary roles played by the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact in promoting corporate responsibility.
Taking place in Cairo on 23-24 June 2010, this meeting covered the first 2 chapters of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) on ensuring an effective legal and regulatory framework for SOEs and the state acting as an owner in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
The 4th Annual Meeting of the Egyptian Institute of Directors, co-organised by the OECD, focused on corporate governance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
“The introduction of corporate liability into the Slovak Republic’s legislation is a very welcome development,” Mr. Gurría commented. “It sends a strong message of commitment to the fight against corruption and helps create a level playing field for firms competing internationally.”
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This working paper examines two issues concerning foreign state-controlled investors: whether the doctrine of foreign state immunity may make it difficult for private parties to pursue legitimate claims against them and whether that doctrine creates regulatory enforcement gaps for host countries.