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  • 30-June-2014

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    OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2014

    Driven by technological change, global competition and the liberalisation of markets, foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a key role in the process of global economic integration. OECD compiles and disseminates reliable and up-to-date statistics which are essential for a meaningful interpretation of investment trends for informed policy making. These statistics are based on official reports by OECD countries for investments world-wide. Internationally comparable data makes it possible to measure the degree of economic integration and competitiveness of markets.
  • 17-October-2014

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    Gold industry and sector initiatives for the responsible sourcing of minerals

    A number of industry and sector initiatives in the gold sector seek to operationalize the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. This booklet provides an overview of these initiatives and how they complement each other.

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  • 18-December-2014

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    2014 Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This 14th annual report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises describes the activities undertaken to promote the observance of the Guidelines during the implementation cycle of June 2013-June 2014. This includes work on due diligence in the financial and extractive sectors, as well as along agricultural supply chains, strengthened co-operation with non-adhering countries, the outcomes of the 2nd Global Forum.

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  • 22-April-2004

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    2004 Revision of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

    In 2002, OECD Ministers called for a review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. After more than a year of extensive and open consultations the revised Principles were released in April 2004.

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  • 16-January-2007

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    Policy Brief: Competition and Barriers to Entry

    Before a firm can compete in a market, it has to be able to enter it. Many markets have at least some impediments that make it more difficult for a firm to enter a market. A debate over how to define the term “barriers to entry” began decades ago, however, and it has yet to be won. Some scholars have argued, for example, that an obstacle is not an entry barrier if incumbent firms faced it when they entered the market. Others contend

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  • 23-June-2005

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    Recommendation on Principles and Good Practices for Financial Education and Awareness (Chinese)

    Citizens need a better grasp of how financial markets work in order to manage mortgage and consumer debt and save effectively to finance retirement, and OECD governments have recognised that they have to help people to develop such awareness. These Principles and Good Practices were adopted by the OECD Council.

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  • 3-January-2018

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    International investment law

    The OECD is a forum where treaty negotiators and experts from OECD and non-OECD countries work together to enhance common understanding of core treaty provisions and emerging legal issues and to improve outcomes of international investment treaties for governments and investors. This page provides a comprehensive overview of OECD work in this domain.

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