This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS-inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and
The South Eastern European Partnership on Accountancy Development (SEEPAD) is a regional accountancy reform initiative comprised of the principal accounting and auditing associations in SEE. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the EU Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe sponsor and support the SEEPAD initiative and its accountancy reform
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This paper reviews the trends in and impacts of private equity and investor-led buy-outs in OECD countries. The evidence is derived principally from the CMBOR database and studies based on this dataset. Additional evidence is provided by a review of the relevant literature.
The Global Network for Corporate Governance of Non-Listed Companies was launched at the International Experts Meeting held in Istanbul in April 2005. The Network brings together policy-makers and practitioners from around the world to better understand global corporate governance challenges for non-listed companies.
This meeting, held in Paris on 22 June 2007, discussed the challenges and opportunities for corporate governance in private equity-backed companies both in OECD and non-OECD countries, particularly what specific implications they have on public policy.
Organised in Paris on 18 June 2007, the annual OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focused on corporate responsibility practices and instruments in the financial sector.
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Investment Newsletter, No. 4 highlights recent and ongoing work at the OECD addressing the new challenges of a global international investment environment. It includes articles reporting the latest FDI trends, a summary on progress made in our ‘freedom of investment’ project, an overview of newly developed OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure and the key findings from recent analytical work exploring the
Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences
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Governments have long been engaged in providing goods or services to their citizens that could, in some form, be provided by the private sector. The trend over the past few decades, however, has been to transfer these functions, and the state-owned assets used to provide them, to private hands. The most common method, and the one usually preferred, is privatisation, or outright sale or transfer of ownership of the relevant assets to
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Cartels are agreements among competitors fixing prices, allocating markets or rigging tenders (bids). They are the most harmful of all types of competition law violations and should be sanctioned severely. Cartel cases are unique. The most important part of a cartel case is simply proving that such an agreement existed. But getting direct evidence of a cartel agreement can be difficult. Cartel operators work in secret and often do not