Long-term capital is in short supply and has become increasingly so since the 2008 financial crisis. This has profound implications for growth and financial stability. The OECD is exploring these issues in depth.
A critical dimension of the 'low-growth trap’ is a lack of investment. Weak investment is undermining productivity growth and lowering potential output by holding back capital deepening and hindering the pace at which innovation is embodied in plant and equipment.
The Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations constitute legally binding rules, stipulating progressive, non-discriminatory liberalisation of capital movements, the right of establishment and current invisible transactions (mostly services). All non-conforming measures must be listed in country reservations against the Codes.
Investment in clean energy infrastructure needs to be scaled up to support the broader development, economic and climate agenda. This will require leveraging private investment, however investment in this area remains constrained by barriers, including market and government failures. This page describes what tools the OECD provides to governments to create an enabling environment for investment flows to clean energy infrastructure.
The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance provide recommendations on shareholder rights, executive remuneration, financial disclosure, the behaviour of institutional investors and how stock markets should function. Sound corporate governance is seen as an essential element for promoting capital-market based financing and unlocking investment, which are keys to boosting long-term economic growth.
The survey monitors and compares the investment behaviour, asset levels, and performances of the largest institutional investors in each region or country covered and analyses in greater depth the general trends observed at a national level.
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This report, drafted at the request of the G20, sets out recommended policy steps that could contribute to diversified financing instruments for infrastructure and SMEs with special attention to equity financing by promoting capital markets development, engaging institutional investors, and promoting infrastructure investments as an asset class.
Remarks made at Session III - Investment and Infrastructure at the G20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting
It is my great pleasure to be at today’s event, a key part of the Institutional Investors and Long-term Investment project. Before presenting the OECD’s latest work in this area, and our high-level contributions to the G20, let me take a moment to explain why long-term investment is so fundamental to the pursuit of stronger, greener and fairer growth.
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16 November 2015 - This document contains Volume I of a report initiated by the G20 Turkish Presidency and prepared by the OECD, together with other international organisations and special contributions from Indonesia and Mexico, contains a compilation and comparative analysis of a huge amount of information on investment strategies in G20 countries, at both geographical and sectoral levels.