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On 9 December, International Anti-Corruption Day, the OECD celebrated the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Anti-Bribery Convention with a high-level roundtable on 'Foreign Bribery: Who Pays the Price', followed by a two-part discussion on the media in the fight against foreign bribery and major emerging economies in the fight against foreign bribery.
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The Phase 1ter report of Chile was undertaken in response to the fact that the Phase 1bis evaluation did not consider Chile’s implementation of Article 2 of the Convention, and associated matters.
Organised in Paris on 8 December 2009, this consultation sought the views of stakeholders on the priority areas for an update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, including needs and options for specific revisions of both the substantive and procedural provisions of this instrument.
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The Global Forum edition of the Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on the collapse of international investment activity in 2009.
The Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (JPEF), the only academic journal focusing on the economics and finance of pensions and retirement income programs, announces a new editorial structure and a broadening of its mission effective January 2010. Since 2002, the JPEF has provided an invaluable and influential forum for original research and international policy debate in the pensions area.
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This report identifies what concrete guidance the existing SOE Guidelines provide for governments whose SOEs operate in other jurisdictions.
Organised in Paris on 7-8 December 2009, this event focused on 2 core elements of any strategy aimed at ending the crisis and achieving sustainable, long-term economic growth: the need to improve investment environments around the world and the need to avoid the spread of investment protectionism.
The OECD has co-organised and participated in the first annual meeting of the Union of Arab Stock Exchanges, a regional body assembling the constituencies from all exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa region, held on 7-8 December in Cairo, Egypt.
The OECD Secretary-General, A. Gurría, explained that international investment can be a force for a stronger, cleaner, and fairer global economy but governments need to put in place sound policy frameworks.
This study shows great progress in building a successful policy environment to encourage investment and the resulting acceleration in FDI inflows and economic growth. However, India needs to strengthen and liberalise its regulatory framework and invest more in infrastructure in order to attract increased foreign direct investment, according to the OECD Secretary-General.