Publications & Documents


  • 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

    English

    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

    English

    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

  • 6-February-2008

    English, , 312kb

    The role of private equity and activist hedge funds in corportae governance - related policy issues

    Following its earlier consideration of hedge funds and private equity, the Steering Group on Corporate Governance considered policy issues from the perspective of the Principles of Corporate Governance and agreed to release its findings.

  • 6-February-2008

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    Codes and industry standards covering the behaviour of alternative investors

    As part of its work on hedge funds and private equity, the Steering Group on Corporate Governance agreed to compile a list of private sector initiatives aimed at addressing policy issues and to update it regularly.

  • 22-January-2008

    English

    Progress in Policy Reforms to Improve the Investment Climate in South East Europe: Investment Reform Index 2006

    This publication assesses to what extent governments in the region have leveraged their assets with effective policies to attract investment and stimulate growth.

  • 14-January-2008

    English

    Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets - Enforcement of Corporate Governance in Asia: The Unfinished Agenda

    Over the past few years, most Asian jurisdictions have substantially revamped their laws, regulations and other corporate governance norms. However, enforcement remains a significant challenge and “an unfinished agenda”. This publication offers a unique snapshot of how corporate governance is being enforced in Asia. It provides policy makers, judges, investors, board members and stakeholders with cases studies and analysis that

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