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  • 5-April-2013


    State-Owned Enterprises - Trade Effects and Policy Implications

    With growing integration via trade and investment, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that have traditionally been oriented towards domestic markets increasingly compete with private firms in the global market place. This paper discusses the extent of state ownership in the global economy, the advantages and disadvantages that SOEs can face, and how potential SOE advantages can generate cross-border effects.

  • 18-January-2013


    Balancing Commercial and Non-Commercial Priorities of State-Owned Enterprises, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 6

    This paper examines the rationales for public ownership of enterprises in five OECD countries: Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway. It addresses the overall ownership priorities formulated by governments, the specific obligations that may be communicated to individual SOEs, the political decision processes leading to these priorities and the disclosure and accountability arrangements underpinning them.

  • 18-January-2013


    Beneficial Ownership and Control: Disclosure, information and enforcement, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 7

    Investor confidence in financial markets largely depends on an accurate disclosure regime that provides transparency in the beneficial ownership and control structures of publicly listed companies. This paper provides a comparative analysis of how disclosure of beneficial ownership and control is handled by jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the United States; it highlights the costs, benefits and practicality of various approaches.

  • 13-December-2012


    Third meeting of the Eurasia Group on Corporate Governance for Capital Market Development

    Hosted by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and Istanbul Borsasi, this meeting of the Group focused on corporate governance reform priorities for capital market development in Eurasia.

  • 7-November-2012


    OECD and National Human Rights Institutions join forces to promote respect of human rights by multinational companies

    07/11/12 - the OECD and the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to promote respect by multinational enterprises of the new human rights chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights upon which the OECD Guidelines are based.

  • 25-October-2012


    2012 Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable

    Moscow, Russia - 25-26 October 2012 - discussions at this meeting addressed topics related to corporate governance and listing requirements in Russia.

  • 24-October-2012


    2012 OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance

    Tokyo, Japan - 24-25 October 2012 - Participants at this meeting shared practical experiences taking into account the concentrated ownership structure of companies in the region.

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  • 17-October-2012


    Corporate Reporting of Intangible Assets: A Progress Report

    This report is a contribution to the OECD’s two-year horizontal project on New Sources of Growth: Intangible Assets. It provides an update on the nature and quality of reporting on intangible capital in member countries, building on prior work of the Corporate Governance Committee in this area.

  • 11-October-2012


    Second meeting of the Latin American Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

    The second meeting of the Latin American Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises was co-organized with the Latin American Development Bank, with the support of the Spanish Government, and with Corporación FONAFE of Peru serving as the host.

  • 8-October-2012


    3rd Meeting of the OECD Network on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa

    8-9 October 2012 - Midrand, South Africa. This meeting served as an opportunity to relaunch the OECD Network on the Governance of SOEs in Southern Africa and forge ahead with a number of practical and thematic priorities.

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