International co-operation between OECD countries on anticompetitive practices affecting international trade has been in operation for more than 40 years based on a series of Council Recommendations which have been elaborated and progressively refined by the Competition Committee.
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Published within the framework of the Caribbean Rim Investment Initiative (CRII), this study provides an overall factual assessment of investment conditions existing in the Netherlands Antilles. Studies for Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica were published in 2004. Promoted by the OECD, the CRII supports Caribbean Rim countries in their efforts to improve their investment climate, attract increasing flows of investment
This report aims to improve corporate governance in Russia, which is recognised as essential for the creation of sound companies, financial market integrity and an attractive business climate. Corporate transparency is a particularly important component of good governance through the protection of individual and institutional shareholders. Shareholders and potential investors require accurate and timely information in order to make
Organised by the OECD, in co-operation with UNESCAP and ADB, this conference in Jakarta, Indonesia on 5-6 July 2005, focused on implementing the Monterrey Consensus, how to improve the investment climate, ODA/investment synergies and a policy framework for investment.
Who should compensate the losses stemming from new forms of terrorism? To what extent and under what conditions can insurers and reinsurers continue to cover this exposure? Could financial markets provide additional capacity? Should governments be called upon to participate in the financial coverage of terrorism risk?
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The system of investment dispute settlement has borrowed its main elements from the system of commercial arbitration. However, investor-state disputes often raise public interest issues which are usually absent from international commercial arbitration. As a result, the traditional manner in which governmental measures are reviewed for compliance with international law in a private setting, i.e. confidential in camera proceedings
The OECD Investment Committee has released a statement supporting additional transparency in international investment arbitration. The Working Paper Transparency and Third Party Participation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Procedures provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of current rules and steps to improve transparency by governments, arbitral tribunals and relevant international organisations
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Because funded arrangements are likely to play an increasingly important role in delivering retirement income security in many countries, and because the investment of pension assets will increasingly affect securities markets in future years, the availability of an accurate, comprehensive, comparable and up-to-date body of international statistics is a necessary tool for policy-makers, regulators and market participants. This first
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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2004.
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Citizens need a better grasp of how financial markets work in order to manage mortgage and consumer debt and save effectively to finance retirement, and OECD governments have recognised that they have to help people to develop such awareness. These Principles and Good Practices were adopted by the OECD Council.