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  • 10-December-2015

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    Workshop on making investment work for the SDGs

    Paris, 10 December 2015: The Workshop will provide a forum for participants to share their views and experiences on approaches that can best assist governments in implementing national and regional policy reforms conducive to more and better investment.

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  • 10-December-2015

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    Currency-based measures targeting banks - Balancing national regulation of risk and financial openness

    This paper reviews currency-based measures (CBMs) directed at banks in 49 countries between 2005 and 2013. These measures apply a discrimination, such as less favourable treatment, on the basis of the currency of an operation, typically foreign currencies. The new data shows that CBMs have been increasingly used in the post-crisis period, including for macro-prudential purposes.

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  • 9-December-2015

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    South East Asia Regional Policy Network on Investment: 2015 meeting

    9 December 2015, Paris: Discussions at this meeting focused on national investment law reform in ASEAN and elsewhere. Myanmar, Lao PDR, Viet Nam and Cambodia presented their investment law reform process. Participants highlighted the lessons learned from the process of undertaking an OECD Investment Policy Review and how it was used as a framework for investment-related reforms.

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  • 2-December-2015

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    Keeping capital flows orderly

    2 December 2015 - The global financial and economic crisis of 2008 left the international monetary system with vulnerabilities caused by volatile capital flows and spillovers from national policy responses. The current policy environment has moved multilateral co-operation, openness and transparency to the top of the capital flow policy agenda.

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  • 18-November-2015

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    Do lower taxes encourage investment?

    Conventional wisdom holds that countries with lower taxes attract higher levels of foreign direct investment (FDI). At first glance, this intuitive assumption seems to be supported by the evidence but is this true?. Pierre Poret, Deputy Director of the OECD Financial and Enterprise Affairs Directorate takes a closer look.

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  • 16-November-2015

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    G20/OECD Report on G20 Investment Strategies: Highlights

    The OECD has produced assessments of country-specific investment strategies in G20 countries in order to improve the investment ecosystem, foster efficient infrastructure investment and support financing opportunities for SMEs. This booklet reproduces the highlights of these assessments which have been transmitted to G20 leaders for consideration at their Summit in November 2015..

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  • 2-November-2015

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    Report on G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2015

    This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2015.

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  • 29-October-2015

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    FDI in Figures, October 2015

    Global FDI flows picked up in the first half of 2015, increasing by 13% compared to the second half of 2014. If we exclude the drop in the first half of 2014, global flows have been on a rising trend since the first half of 2013.

  • 19-October-2015

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    The OECD’s Revised Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment: Better data for better policy

    Let’s start with a quiz. Which country is the second biggest direct investor in China? Who are the largest investors in India and Russia? You probably won’t believe it, but the answers are

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  • 19-October-2015

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    OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment - 4th Edition

    This edition provides operational guidelines on how foreign direct investment (FDI) activity should be measured and sets the world standard for direct collecting investment statistics.

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