• 18-November-2014


    Italy: Key Issues and Policies

    This review underlines some important points of strength with respect to Italian SMEs and entrepreneurship, notably for medium-sized firms that very often excel in their market niches, have a strong propensity to business collaboration, as well as favourable access to finance. The review also looks at the challenges that lie ahead for Italy, hard hit by the global economic crisis, notably among micro and small firms. Recovery will mean, among other things, removing barriers to business growth, streamlining the complexity of the Italian tax system, and opening the business environment to competition, foreign direct investment and equity financing, as well as improving training and workforce skills.

  • 12-November-2014


    International investment in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN-OECD Investment Programme fosters dialogue and experience sharing between OECD members and ASEAN member states to enhance the investment climate in the region.

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  • 12-November-2014


    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014

    The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policies, and performance in more than 45 economies, including OECD countries and major emerging economies. The report draws on the latest OECD work on science and innovation policy analysis and measurement.

    Following an overview of the STI global landscape and policy trends, key policy issues are discussed across a series of thematic policy profiles. The third section examines individual STI country performances, along with the most recent national policy developments. These global and national policy trends are monitored by a unique international policy survey conducted by the OECD every two years.

  • 11-November-2014

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    Bloomberg Brief 11/11/2014: International Investment in Europe May Be a Canary in the Coal Mine

    A collapse in international investment flows in Europe may be a canary in the coal mine for the region's economy: Guest commentary by Michael Gestrin of the OECD in the US and European editions of Bloomberg Brief on 11 November 2014.

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  • 10-November-2014

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    International investment in Europe: A canary in the coal mine?

    Global FDI flows collapsed with the global financial crisis in 2008 and remain 40% below pre-crisis levels. A major reason for this is the EU. While FDI flows in the rest of the world recovered by 2010, the EU continues to struggle due to structural factors that are undermining the quality of the EU’s investment environment. The paper analyses why and puts forward policy options. It is part of the Investment Insights series.

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  • 10-November-2014

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    Inventory of investment measures taken between 16 February and 15 September 2014

    This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 16 February and 15 September 2014. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 21 held on 14 October 2014.

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  • 6-November-2014

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    Report on G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2014

    This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2014.

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  • 6-novembre-2014


    Statistiques de l'OCDE sur les échanges internationaux de services - Volume 2014 Issue 2

    Cette publication rassemble les statistiques sur les échanges internationaux présentés par pays partenaires pour 32 pays de l’OCDE, l’Union européenne, la zone euro, et la Fédération de Russie, ainsi que des liens vers des définitions et des notes méthodologiques. Les données se réfèrent aux échanges entre résidents et non-résidents et sont présentées selon les recommandations du Manuel des statistiques du commerce international des services. Ce volume inclut des tableaux récapitulatifs par pays partenaires et par principales catégories de services. Les séries sont exprimées en dollars des États-Unis et couvrent la période 2008-2012.

  • 3-novembre-2014

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    Traitement national des entreprises sous contrôle étranger : Liste des mesures notifiées par pays au titre de la transparence

    Les signataires de la Déclaration de l’OCDE sur l'investissement international et les entreprises multinationales s’engagent à informer l’Organisation de toutes les mesures qui ont un effet sur le traitement national. Le présent rapport publie les listes par pays des mesures autres que les « exceptions au traitement national » notifiées à des fins de transparence.

  • 31-October-2014


    Public consultation on updating the Policy Framework for Investment

    This public consultation was held to gather interested stakeholders' comments on the draft chapters of the Policy Framework for Investment currently being updated. The consultation ran until 31 December 2014.

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