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  • 4-April-2008

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    Definition of Investor and Investment in International Investment Agreements

    The definition of investor and investment is key to the scope of application of rights and obligations of investment agreements and to the establishment of the jurisdiction of investment treaty-based arbitral tribunals. This factual survey of state practice and jurisprudence aims to clarify the requirements to be met by individuals and corporations in order to be entitled to the treatment and protection provided for under investment

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  • 4-April-2008

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    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements

    Umbrella clauses have become a regular feature of international investment agreements and have been included to provide additional protection to investors by covering the contractual obligations in investment agreements between host countries and foreign investors. The meaning of the umbrella clauses is one of the most controversial issues with which international arbitral tribunals have been recently confronted with while

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  • 3-April-2008

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    The Interaction between Investment and Services Chapters in Selected Regional Trade Agreements

    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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  • 27-March-2008

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    Opening remarks by Angel Gurría at the Global Forum on International Investment

    In his remarks, Mr Gurría spoke of the work undertaken by the OECD and UNCTAD with developing countries aiming to define a shared understanding of healthy investment climates. The Secretary-General underlined that investment expands the economy’s productive capacity, drives job creation and economic growth, promotes innovation and trade, and ensures essential infrastructure.

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  • 27-March-2008

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    7th OECD Global Forum on International Investment “Best practices in promoting investment for development”

    Organised in Paris on 27-28 March 2008, this event focused on best practice in promoting investment for development. The relationship between investment and development was a key theme during the 2007 G-8 Summit, which called upon “UNCTAD and the OECD to jointly engage industrialised countries, emerging economies and developing countries in the development of best practices for creating an institutional environment conducive to

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  • 26-mars-2008

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    Septième table ronde de l’OCDE sur la liberté d’investissement, la sécurité nationale et les secteurs « stratégiques » : Rapport

    Ce rapport a été publié suite à la 7ème table ronde de l’OCDE sur la liberté d’investissement, la sécurité nationale et les secteurs « stratégiques » qui s'est tenue le 26 mars 2008 à Paris. Depuis début 2006, l'OCDE offre un espace de réflexion sur la manière dont les pouvoirs publics peuvent concilier leur devoir de sauvegarder les intérêts essentiels de sécurité des citoyens avec la nécessité de préserver et de renforcer

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  • 17-March-2008

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    International Investment Law: Understanding Concepts and Tracking Innovations

    International investment agreements set ground rules for how host governments treat foreign investors. This publication includes the definition of investor and investment; the interpretation of umbrella clauses in investment agreements; coverage of environmental, labour and anti-corruption issues; and the interaction between investment and services chapters in selected regional trade agreements.

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  • 12-March-2008

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    Investment Newsletter, March 2008, Issue 6

    Investment Newsletter, No. 6 puts the spotlight on China's outward foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as reporting on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries. It also reviews the effect of taxation on FDI, efforts to mobilise private investment in Africa's water infrastructure, and examines services trade and FDI in regional trade agreements.

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  • 10-mars-2008

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    Synthèses : Incidence de l’impôt sur l’investissement direct étranger

    Presque tous les gouvernements sont désireux d’attirer l’investissement direct étranger (IDE). Celui-ci peut générer de nouveaux emplois, apporter de nouvelles technologies et, plus généralement, promouvoir la croissance et l’emploi. L’augmentation nette du revenu intérieur qui en résulte est partagée par le secteur public par l’imposition des salaires et bénéfices des sociétés sous contrôle étranger et éventuellement par le biais

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  • 19-février-2008

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    Septième examen des reserves des membres aux dispositions du Code de la Libération des Opérations Invisibles Courantes concernant les assurances et les pensions privées

    Le rapport relatif au septième examen des réserves des Membres aux dispositions du Code de la Libération des Opérations Invisibles Courantes concernant les assurances et les pensions privées a été approuvé par le Conseil le 19 février 2008. Les principaux résultats et les conclusions du septième examen sont récapitulés dans la note du Secrétaire général. Les délibérations complètes concernant le processus d’examen sont présentées dans

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