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29/04/2019 – In 2018, global FDI flows decreased by 27% compared to 2017, to USD 1 097 billion. This represents 1.3% of global GDP, the lowest level since 1999. The drop was largely due to the 2017 US tax reform which prompted US parent companies to repatriate large amounts of earnings held at foreign affiliates.
The OECD Survey of Corporate Governance Frameworks in the Middle East and North Africa provides consolidated information on corporate governance in the MENA region focusing on the corporate governance of listed companies.
Non-trial resolutions, often referred to as settlements, have been the predominant means of enforcing foreign bribery and other related offences since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention 20 years ago. This study by the OECD reviews both the main features of non-trial resolutions and their use to resolve foreign bribery cases.
During the 2011 update of the Guidelines, NCPs agreed to reinforce their joint peer learning activities, and in particular, those involving voluntary peer reviews.
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This document is the peer review report of the US National Contact Point (US NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines). The implementation procedures of the Guidelines require NCPs to operate in accordance with the core criteria of visibility, accessibility, transparency and accountability.