Publications & Documents


  • 9-June-2016

    English

    The impact of investment treaties on companies, shareholders and creditors

    Investment treaties are intended to offer foreign investors protection for their investments from host government conduct in violation of the treaty. This report examines how many investment treaties, as interpreted, have generated rules that can disrupt fundamental principles of corporate governance and corporate finance.

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  • 9-juin-2016

    Français

    Il est indispensable de réduire la fragmentation des politiques publiques pour ouvrir la voie à une croissance rapide et durable de la productivité

    Des réformes structurelles supplémentaires sont nécessaires pour aider le secteur des entreprises à améliorer les gains de productivité et à s’affranchir des contraintes majeures que sont l'atonie de l'investissement dans les économies avancées et l'excédent de capacités dans les économies émergentes, selon un nouveau rapport de l'OCDE.

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  • 9-June-2016

    English

    Launch of the 2016 OECD Business and Finance Outlook

    It is my great pleasure to launch this second edition of the OECD Business and Finance Outlook, along with the first edition of an accompanying Business and Finance Scoreboard, which has a wealth of statistical information relating to the Outlook.

  • 9-June-2016

    English

    OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016

    It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Indeed, the responses to the crisis seem mainly to have stopped the banks from failing and then pushed the many faces of the crisis around between regions—currently taking the form of excess capacity in emerging markets. Productivity growth raises income per head, allows companies to pay better wages and it raises demand to help to eliminate excess capacity and improve employment. However, this element is missing in the global corporate sector. The theme of this year’s Business and Finance Outlook is fragmentation: the inconsistent structures, policies, rules, laws and industry practices that appear to be blocking business efficiency and productivity growth.

  • 8-June-2016

    English

    Central bank negative deposit rates and the banking sector

    The ECB, the Bank of Japan and five other central banks in Europe have applied negative interest rates on commercial banks’ reserves. This additional monetary policy stimulus, following large asset purchases by central banks in some of these areas, should boost the economy and thus raise inflation closer to target.

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  • 8-June-2016

    English

    Conference on optimising global value chains in environmental goods and services

    Paris, 8 June 2016: Public and private sector stakeholders debated the policy barriers and drivers shaping trade and investment in renewable energy and other environmental goods and services in the context of global value chains.

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  • 3-June-2016

    English

    Financial Management of Flood Risk

    The Financial Management of Flood Risk applies the lessons from the OECD’s analysis of disaster risk financing practices and the development of guidance to the specific case of floods. This report provides an overview of the approaches that economies facing various levels of flood risk and economic development have taken to managing the financial impacts of floods.

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  • 3-June-2016

    English

    What is the scope for public investment to lift long-term growth?

    Long-term rates are low in OECD countries, particularly in Japan, France and Germany. This opens up fiscal space and can justify any public investment projects with a positive rate of return.

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  • 3-juin-2016

    Français

    Lancement des Perspectives 2016 de l’OCDE sur l’entreprise et la finance, jeudi 9 juin 2016, 9h30-13h15, Centre de conférences de l’OCDE

    Quels sont les obstacles à l’investissement et à la croissance de la productivité des entreprises ? Les Perspectives 2016 de l’OCDE sur l’entreprise et la finance s’intéressent à la fragmentation à tous les niveaux de l’économie mondiale, à savoir aux politiques, règles, lois et pratiques dont l’hétérogénéité a des effets pervers et nuit à l’efficience des entreprises.

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  • 2-June-2016

    English

    Country reviews of insurance and private pensions systems

    These reports describe the main features of the financial, and insurance and private pensions markets of countries that have been reviewed by the OECD.

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