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Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major driver of globalisation. As investment patterns of multinational enterprises become more and more complex, reliable and internationally comparable, FDI statistics are necessary for sound policy decision making. The Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment sets the world standard for FDI statistics. It provides a single point of reference for statisticians and users on all aspect of
The first corporate governance conference organised by the Abu Dhabi Center for Corporate Governance, part of the Abu Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the OECD served to advance the discussions on corporate governance challenges and progress in the UAE, and in particular in Abu Dhabi.
The Global Forum examined reform progress and recent pension fund industry developments in Brazil and the Latin American region, focusing on the main challenges facing defined contribution privately-managed individual pension schemes which are the main type of retirement arrangements in the region, including risk- transfer and the design of pay-out phase.
What caused the global financial crisis, and what direction should the policy reform agenda take? Why did residential mortgage-backed securities and credit default swaps explode from around 2004? Adrian Blundell-Wignall discusses the origins of the financial crisis and requirements for reform at the New America Foundation on 13 October 2009, as part of the OECD Breakfast Series.
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Bribing public officials to obtain advantages in international business raisesserious moral and political concerns, undermines good governance andsustainable economic development, and distorts international competition.For more than a decade, the OECD has played a leading role in the battleagainst bribery and corruption in international business. The OECDConvention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in
The financial crisis required governments to make massive interventions in their financial systems. This book sets out priorities for reforming incentives in financial markets as well as for phasing out these emergency measures.
On 11 October 2009, the Task Force gathered to discuss a revised version of the Policy Brief on Improving Corporate Governance of Banks in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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The “Freedom of Investment" process hosted by the OECD Investment Committee has stepped up monitoring of investment policy developments and will be issuing reports on investment measures throughout 2010. This report was prepared for the 11th Freedom of Investment Roundtable held in October 2009.
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Organised in Paris on 7 October 2009, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries and foreign state immunity.
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Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on a joint OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report that the three organisations delivered to G20 Leaders ahead of the Pittsburg Summit, investment liberalisation, national security, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, FDI statistics, the 8th Global Forum on International Investment and the NEPAD-OECD Africa Initiative.