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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.
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Advancing the Corporate Governance Agenda in the Middle East and North Africa: A Survey of Legal and Institutional Frameworks
The OECD international seminar on "Pension Fund Regulation and Risk Management", sponsored by Risklab and Allianz Global Investors (AGI), was held back to back with the OECD Global Forum on Private Pensions in Istanbul, Turkey on 9 November 2006.
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This speech focuses on the role played by FDI in the internationalisation of SMEs and the obstacles limiting this process, as well as the implications for international investment policy and how OECD work on investment helps SMEs to thrive. It was delivered on the occasion of the OECD-APEC Global Conference for the Removal of Barriers to SME Access to International Markets which took place in Athens on 8 November 2006,
Istanbul, Turkey, 6-7 November 2006: The 2006 Global Forum on International Investment focused on international investor participation in infrastructure and investment policy using the Policy Framework for Investment.
This Roundtable discussed Turkey’s recent experience with strategies for enhancing the enabling environment for investment, focusing on the relevant aspects of regulatory reform and their impact on the investment climate.
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Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.
Two major OECD reports on Turkey this week on corporate governance in Turkey on 17 October and an Economic Survey of Turkey on 18 October, coinciding with an official visit to Istanbul and Ankara by the Organisation’s Secretary-General, Angel Gurría.
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The second issue of the Investment Newsletter focuses on OECD work on preventing investment protectionism, as well as reporting on recent FDI developments and their measurement. It also reviews the results of the investment policy review of the Russian Federation and offers asummary of recent work on implementing the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.