In 2003, the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance produced recommendations to improve corporate governance in Asia, based on the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. This report summarises the results of a stocktaking exercise to determine progress made to date and the challenges remaining in the implementation of these recommendations. Included in this book are valuable insights into corporate governance rules and practices of listed companies in Asia, notably: shareholder rights, the protection of non-controlling owners, transparency and disclosure, as well as the role of company boards.
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This article focuses on Indonesia’s progress in improving its policy framework for investment and asks what more can be done to attract high quality investment into the country. It is part of the Investment Insights series.
This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.
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This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.
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New restrictions on the short selling of sovereign debt have been proposed in response to major threats to financial market stability and market confidence. This article voices the concerns of debt managers that the proposed changes could push their borrowing costs up.
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This article looks at the types of risks that may be associated with complex financial groups and analyses the available policy options for satisfying the core policy objectives of safety and soundness, systemic stability, and conduct of business.
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Ten years ago, corporate governance was a nascent concept in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This article charts the evolution of corporate governance across the MENA region over this time and proposes potential avenues for future work in this area.