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  • 2-October-2007

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    Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: An Interim Report

    This article reproduces an interim report approved by the OECD Investment Committee at the fourth OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries on 30 March 2007. It also provides a brief overview of discriminatory practices by national authorities motivated by national security and other essential interests.

  • 2-October-2007

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    International Investment - Working together for common prosperity

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrìa outlines his views on current challenges facing the international investment policy community in the introductory chapter of the 2007 edition of International Investment Perspectives.

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  • 2-October-2007

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    Economic and Other Impacts of Foreign Corporate Takeovers in OECD Countries

    Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are growing rapidly and are changing the industrial landscape in OECD countries. This paper discusses mergers in general and then looks at whether the benefits typically associated with FDI apply equally well to both greenfield investment and takeovers. Empirical studies which look at the effect of takeovers on employment, wages, productivity and innovation in the acquired firm are

  • 2-October-2007

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    Essential Security Interests under International Investment Law

    Under many international agreements, states have negotiated language which provides that even when states have entered into treaty commitments, such commitments do not prevent them from taking measures in order to protect their essential security interests. This article analyses the frequency and scope of these provisions in international investment agreements and instruments to which OECD members are party; the way customary

  • 2-October-2007

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    OECD’s FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index: Revision and Extension to More Economies and Sectors

    This article provides revised measures of the OECD's FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index for 29 OECD countries, and extends the approach to the ten non-member countries adhering to the OECD Declaration (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovenia) and four other major non-OECD countries (China, India, Russia and South Africa). The FDI restrictiveness index covers 9 sectors and 11

  • 25-septembre-2007

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    Examens de l'OCDE des politiques d'investissement : Égypte

    En juillet 2007, l’Égypte est devenue le 40ème pays d’Afrique à adhérer à la Déclaration de l’OCDE sur l’investissement international et les entreprises multinationales. Les adhérents à la Déclaration s’engagent à accorder le traitement national aux investisseurs étrangers et à promouvoir une éthique internationale des entreprises. Avant d’être invitée à adhérer à la Déclaration, l’Égypte a fait l’objet d’un examen complet de ses

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  • 20-septembre-2007

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    Codes de l'OCDE sur la libération des mouvements de capitaux et des opérations courantes invisibles: Guide de référence 2007

    Ce Guide de référence a pour objet de faire mieux comprendre les principes et les procédures qui régissent les Codes de libération de l’OCDE. Commentant en détail l’application des Codes, elle peut servir de manuel pour leurs utilisateurs. Publié pour la première fois en 2003, l'édition 2007 reflète des changements récents.

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  • 17-septembre-2007

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    Réunion annuelle des points de contact nationaux, 2007 : Rapport du président

    Ce document contient le Rapport par le président de la réunion annuelle des PCN qui s'est tenue les 19-20 juin 2007. Il dresse un état des mesures prises entre juin 2007 et juin 2008 par les gouvernements adhérents pour renforcer la contribution des Principes directeurs à un meilleur fonctionnement de l’économie mondiale.

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  • 9-September-2007

    English

    OECD-China Seminar on “Measuring Foreign Direct Investment to Promote a Harmonious Society”

    Jointly organised by the OECD and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), this seminar on took place on 9 September 2007, in Xiamen, China, on the occasion of the 11th China International Fair for Investment and Trade.

  • 3-September-2007

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    The interaction between investment and services chapters in selected Regional Trade Agreements: Key findings

    This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS-inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and

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