Publications


  • 18-June-2015

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    Report on the impact of investment restrictive measures on investment

    At the request of the G20, this report analyses the nature of the stock of protectionist measures introduced since the global financial crisis and their impact on trade and investment.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    Can pension funds and life insurance companies keep their promises?

    This report examines the potential impact of an environment of protracted low interest rates on pension systems and life insurance companies. It describes the mechanisms through which prolonged low interest rates can affect the solvency position of these institutions and uses available data to assess potential impacts.

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  • 16-June-2015

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    Investment promotion in Chile

    Chile's Foreign Investment Committee (CIEChile) and the OECD are partnering to improve CIEChile's role as an investment promotion agency, enabling the country to attract more and better investment.

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  • 15-June-2015

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    Report on G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 May 2015

    This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 May 2015.

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  • 12-June-2015

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    Competitive neutrality in competition policy

    Governments can affect the way markets function, sometimes to the detriment of free competition. Ensuring a level playing field is therefore essential to allow competition to work properly. In June 2015, competition experts and delegates debated the challenges arising from state interventions in the market and what competition authorities can do to address the distortions that such interventions can create.

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  • 10-June-2015

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    Liability of Legal Persons for Corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    This cross-country report analyses the legislation on liability of legal persons for corruption and its enforcement in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, highlighting national practices that may be promoted as good practice. While it focuses on 25 countries participating in the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN), examples from OECD countries are also included.

  • 9-June-2015

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    Overcoming barriers to international investment in clean energy, Investment Insights - June 2015

    Protectionism and local content requirements are holding back investment in clean energy and thus undermining the fight against climate change. This Investment Insights puts forward policy options for mobilising investment in clean energy and restoring order and confidence in international markets.

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  • 9-June-2015

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    Overcoming Barriers to International Investment in Clean Energy

    The perceived potential of clean energy to support employment in the post-crisis recovery context has led several OECD and emerging economies to design green industrial policies aimed at protecting domestic manufacturers, notably through local-content requirements (LCRs). These typically require solar or wind developers to source a specific share of jobs, components or costs locally. Such requirements have been designed or implemented in the solar- and wind-energy sectors in at least 21 countries, including 16 OECD countries and emerging economies, mostly since 2009.

    Empirical evidence gathered in this report shows however that LCRs have actually hindered international investment across the solar PV and wind-energy value chains, by increasing the cost of inputs for downstream activities. This report also takes stock of other measures that can restrict international investment in solar PV and wind energy, such as trade remedies and technical barriers. This report provides policy makers with evidence-based analysis to guide their decisions in designing clean-energy support policies.

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