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5-March-2008

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First meeting of the OECD Global Network on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Assets

Paris, 5 March 2008: Participants at this meeting reviewed and commented on the draft Implementation Guide for Transparency and Accountability in State Ownership and discussed the economic role of SOEs.

5-March-2008

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OECD launches Global Network on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

The OECD launched its Global Network on Privatisation and Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises with an inaugural meeting in Paris on 5 March 2008. Participants from 45 countries agreed that the Global Network will serve as a platform for policy dialogue and exchange of experience in the areas of corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and privatisation. This meeting also provided Network members with the opportunity

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3-March-2008

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Corporate Governance and Dispute Resolution

Policy makers in OECD countries have increasingly come to address company law in an economic context. As company laws are being reformed, the impact of legislation on entrepreneurship, corporate competitiveness and resource allocation are becoming central issues. The OECD serves its member countries by gathering and sharing information about changes in the area of corporate governance and company law.

29-February-2008

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Sovereign wealth and pension fund issues

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are pools of assets owned and managed directly or indirectly by governments to achieve national objectives. These funds have raised concerns about financial stability, corporate governance and political interference and protectionism.This presentation by Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Yu-Wei Hu, and Juan Yermo was prepared for the Global Pension Summit which took place on 28-29 February 2008 at the Suzou Garden

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28-February-2008

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OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations: User's Guide 2008

The purpose of this User's Guide is to contribute to a better understanding of the principles and procedures of the OECD Codes. It also provides detailed explanations of the coverage of the Codes and may therefore serve as a manual for Code users. First published in 2003, the 2008 version has been adjusted to take recent developments into account, specifically, revised insurance and private pensions provisions of the Code of

26-February-2008

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Ninth Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia

Discussions at the Tokyo Roundtable focused on the implications of the current financial market turmoil, enhancing regulatory framework, bond markets, equity markets, roles of capital market in infrastructure financing and corporate governance and capital market developments

22-February-2008

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Policy Brief: Tax Effects on Foreign Direct Investment

Virtually all governments are keen to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). It can generate new jobs, bring in new technologies and, more generally, promote growth and employment. The resulting net increase in domestic income is shared with government through taxation of wages and profits of foreign-owned companies, and possibly other taxes on business (e.g. property tax). FDI may also positively affect domestic income through

19-February-2008

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OECD countries agree on further liberalisation commitments in insurance and private pensions

OECD countries have agreed on further liberalisation commitments in the areas of insurance and private pensions. The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations has been amended to broaden the insurance obligations of the Code and introduce new obligations on private pensions, thereby establishing a new, high standard for cross-border trade in insurance and private pensions services.

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19-February-2008

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Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations

This report on the Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations was approved by the OECD Council on 19 February 2008. The main results and conclusions relating to the seventh examination process are given in a Note by the Secretary-General. The full set of findings is presented in the accompanying report.

6-February-2008

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Lack of proportionality between ownership and control: overview and issues for discussion

The Steering Group on Corporate Governance agreed on a common position based on the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance about the issue of whether there should be proportionality between ownership and control (also known as one-share-one-vote) in listed companies

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