• 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 25-septembre-2007


    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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  • 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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  • 3-September-2007


    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

  • 23-juillet-2007


    L’Égypte signe la Déclaration de l’OCDE sur l’investissement international et les entreprises multinationales

    Le 11 juillet 2007, l’Égypte a été le premier pays arabe et africain à signer la Déclaration de l’OCDE sur l’investissement international et les entreprises multinationales. Cette décision marque une nouvelle étape dans l’action menée par l’Égypte pour attirer davantage d’investissements directs étrangers (IDE).

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  • 3-juillet-2007

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    Slovénie - Phase 2 : Rapport sur la mise en oeuvre de la Convention de l'OCDE sur la lutte contre la corruption

    Ce rapport a été approuvé et adopté par le Groupe de travail sur la corruption dans le cadre de transactions commerciales internationales le 21 juin 2007.

  • 11-June-2007


    G8 Summit Declaration on Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment and Social Responsibility

    Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences

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  • 31-May-2007


    Bribery in Public Procurement: Methods, Actors and Counter-Measures

    Given the growing complexity of bribe schemes in today’s globalised markets, the problem is how to identify corruption in public procurement so governments can work toward effective prevention and apply sanctions if necessary. This report throws light on the shadowy mechanisms and patterns of bribery in public procurement, and offers insider expertise that governments and international organisations can use to improve their

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