While foreign investment supports growth and development, creates jobs and enhances welfare, it carries a potential risk for the host country’s national security or public order. This is why international instruments and agreements recognise countries’ rights to manage such risks.
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31 October 2018 - Global FDI flows fell 35% to USD 432 billion in the first half of 2018 compared to the previous 6 months, hitting their lowest level since the first half of 2013. FDI flows dropped by 9% in Q1 2018 and by 38% in Q2, to USD 266 billion and USD 166 billion respectively.
Latest statistics for global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected in accordance with latest international guidelines.
This report provides an inventory of existing practices in Investment Promotion Agencies across 32 OECD countries. It covers a wide range of areas pertaining to investment promotion and facilitation with a view to enhancing peer-learning amongst practitioners.
Paris, 22 October 2018: The workshop brought together investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and policy makers from OECD countries and emerging economies to share their experience and discuss good practices on investment promotion and facilitation.
10/10/2018 - The OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct (WPRBC) has designated Christine Kaufmann to serve as its new Chair.
As the demand for food increases, agriculture will continue to attract investment and new actors may be confronted with ethical dilemmas and find it difficult to implement responsible business conduct in their practices. In this context the OECD and the FAO are working together to develop due diligence guidance to help enterprises observe existing widely-supported standards for RBC along agricultural supply chains.
Programme commun UE-OCDE de soutien aux gouvernements méditerranéens pour attirer des investissements de qualité à l’appui de la création d’emplois du développement local, de la diversi ication économique et de la stabilité.
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In the first quarter of 2018, global FDI outflows fell to USD 136 billion from USD 242 billion in the previous quarter. This precipitous drop was largely due to a switch to negative outward FDI from the United States. US outward FDI fell to USD -145 billion, registering negative for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2005.
Depuis sa création, l’OCDE est à la pointe des efforts pour définir des "règles du jeu" internationales en matière de mouvements de capitaux, d’investissement international et d'échanges de services. Les pays adhérents ont institué des disciplines pour eux-mêmes et pour les entreprises multinationales en définissant des instruments juridiques que les pays adhérents s’engagent à respecter.