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Traditionally, bond insurers have provided guarantees of payments on municipalbonds, where defaults have been very limited. But since the late 1990s they havebecome increasingly involved as guarantors of elements of various structuredfinancial products: in particular, the credit enhancements provided by theseentities have played an important role in making securities based on sub-primeloans attractive to a wide range of investors. It
A l'occasion de la réunion du Conseil de l'OCDE au niveau des ministres à Paris les 4-5 June 2008, les ministres ont adopté la Déclaration de l'OCDE sur les fonds souverains et les politiques des pays.
Launched in May 1997 and most recently updated in 2008, this survey is a comprehensive study on the metadata for foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics. It provides information on methodological practices of individual countries as well as the data sources they use and their data collection and dissemination methods.
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Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.
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Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.
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The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader
The regulatory framework should allow the developments of shareholders’ activism and any intervention aimed at addressing specific policy issue should be informed by careful analysis about the nature of the issue and about the costs and benefits of proposed policy actions.
The SME Policy Index 2007 presents the first comprehensive and comparative assessment of progress made in implementing the Charter.
This event, which took place in Hong Kong, China, on 13-14 May 2008, focused on effective monitoring of related-party transactions which are seen as one of the most serious breaches of good corporate governance around the world.
The Brazil/OECD International Conference was organised as a part of a series of international events to celebrate 30th anniversary of the National Secretariat of Pension Funds.