Publications & Documents


  • 12-February-2015

    English

    Corporate Bonds, Bondholders and Corporate Governance

    This report provides a comprehensive global overview of corporate bond markets since 2000 and experiences of governance engagement by bondholders. The report also analyses trends in secondary bond markets. It ends with a discussion about the scope for institutional changes that may build a larger community of truly informed and motivated bond investors.

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  • 10-February-2015

    English

    Survey on the contribution of SMEs to due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains

    The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), supported by the OECD, has initiated a study to assess the contribution of small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) to due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains. To gather information for this study, SMEs were invited to take part on a confidential survey of due diligence activities by SMEs.

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  • 9-February-2015

    English

    Generic pharmaceuticals and competition

    Entry by generic pharmaceuticals can enhance competition, but innovation should be, at the same time, enhanced by allowing innovators to obtain intellectual property rights on their originator drug. The Competition Committee discussed these issues in June 2014.

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  • 9-February-2015

    English

    Airline Competition

    Air transport has radically evolved over the last two decades. Liberalisation and deregulation of the sector have facilitated the entry of new firms, which has had a positive impact on competition. The OECD Competition Committee discussed Airline Competition in June 2014.

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  • 9-February-2015

    English

    Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy

    What are the channels for investment in sustainable energy infrastructure by institutional investors (e.g. pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds) and what factors influence investment decisions? What key policy levers and risk mitigants can governments use to facilitate these types of investments? What emerging channels (such as green bonds, YieldCos and direct project investment) hold significant promise for scaling up institutional investment?

    This report develops a framework that classifies investments according to different types of financing instruments and investment funds, and highlights the risk mitigants and transaction enablers that intermediaries (such as public green investment banks and other public financial institutions) can use to mobilise institutionally held capital. This framework can also be used to identify where investments are or are not flowing, and focus attention on how governments can support the development of potentially promising investment channels and consider policy interventions that can make institutional investment in sustainable energy infrastructure more likely.

     

  • 5-February-2015

    English

    OECD Insurance Statistics

    The OECD collects and analyses data on various insurance statistics such as the number of insurance companies and employees, insurance premiums and investments by insurance companies.

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  • 5-February-2015

    English

    OECD Insurance Statistics 2014

    This annual publication provides major official insurance statistics. The reader will find information on the diverse activities of this industry and on international insurance market trends. The data, which are standardised as far as possible, are broken down under numerous sub-headings, and a series of indicators makes the characteristics of the national markets more readily comprehensible.

  • 30-January-2015

    English

    Competition law and policy: Drivers of economic growth and development

    In today’s globalised economy, countries are more interconnected, which has implications for competition policy. Policy coordination and coherence are necessary in order to identify barriers to competition.

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  • 23-January-2015

    English

    ADBI-Japan-OECD High-level Global Symposium: Promoting better lifetime planning through financial education

    The symposium took place on 22-23 January 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, and addressed cutting-edge policy issues and research ideas to promote long-term financial planning through financial education.

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  • 16-January-2015

    English, PDF, 912kb

    Investment Treaties over Time - Treaty Practice and Interpretation in a Changing World, International Investment Working Paper 2015/2

    Investment treaty law reflects a permanent tension between stability and flexibility. Stability nurtures predictability, while flexibility helps legal systems stay in alignment with changing circumstances and evolving needs. This paper establishes an inventory of the mechanisms in investment treaty law that provide flexibility and surveys relevant treaty practice.

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