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G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.
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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 16 February and 15 September 2014. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 21 held on 14 October 2014.
Latest statistics for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected.
Each year, the Competition Committee holds several Best Practice Roundtables. This list contains links to the proceedings from these roundtables from 1995 to the present date.
Discussions at this OECD-GFLEC event addressed the status of financial literacy around the world, the impact of the institutional framework, innovative ideas and how to translate research into policy and practice.
Pharmaceuticals are special products due to special characteristics in supply and demand. Their distribution is heavily regulated to ensure that drugs are accessible, affordable, and safely consumed. Competition can and should play a role in ensuring that the pharmaceuticals distribution market works well for consumers. The 2014 Global Forum on Competition addressed competition issues in the distribution of pharmaceuticals.
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This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2014.
International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies. The OECD's Freedom of Investment process brings together some 55 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies at regular roundtables.
The OECD regularly publishes analysis on key developments and trends in global FDI flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We also disseminate the results of all investment-related work underway at the OECD.
Nationally and internationally competitive markets should be promoted in order to provide consumers with greater choice amongst financial services. The OECD Competition Committee discussed the Role of Competition in Financial Consumer Protection in February 2014.