Latest Documents


  • 24-June-2009

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    Inventory of investment measures taken between 15 November 2008 and 15 June 2009

    As part of the Freedom of Investment (FOI) project, the OECD keeps track of investment policy developments. This report provides policy information collected under the FOI project and covers all economies invited to the Trade and Investment session of the 2009 OECD Ministerial Meeting. All governments covered in the report had an opportunity to comment, as well as WTO, UNCTAD and IMF.

  • 24-June-2009

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    Global downturn hurts cross-border investments

    Following the release of latest figures for foreign direct investment, BNN Canada chats with OECD investment expert, Mike Gestrin.

  • 22-June-2009

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    Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

    In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world

  • 3-June-2009

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    The OECD’s effort to help build a stronger, cleaner and fairer global economy

    The current economic crisis has exposed the deficiencies of economic global governance and the risk of having a highly integrated global economy with fragmented global economic decision-making and regulation. To improve our impact, we do need stronger, more inclusive and better coordinated international organisations, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 25-May-2009

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    Guidelines for Recipient Country Investment Policies relating to National Security

    Guidelines for Recipient Country Investment Policies relating to National Security have been adopted by the OECD to help governments maintain fair treatment of international investors while meeting their countries' security needs.

  • 6-May-2009

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    Security-Related Terms in International Investment Law and in National Security Strategies

    Building a workable framework for international investment policy requires developing a mutually-understood vocabulary for key policy terms. This fact-finding study, prepared in support of discussions at a March 2009 “Freedom of Investment” Roundtable hosted at the OECD, explores the meaning of three terms – essential security interests, public order and national security – that are used frequently in international policy dialogue,

  • 25-April-2009

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.

  • 21-April-2009

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    Investment policies and economic crises: lessons from the past

    The present crisis, the deepest and most widespread in our lifetimes, is causing economic hardship worldwide. This paper reviews the experience of earlier crises – whether national, international or sectoral – to understand better both the nature of the various investment policy responses and their implications for international investment and long-term sustainable growth. These policy responses are then compared with recent measures

  • 30-March-2009

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    Resist investment protectionism, countries meeting at OECD agree

    Countries participating in a “Freedom of Investment” initiative, which together represent four fifths of the world economy, have pledged to resist discriminatory policies and new forms of protectionism towards investment.

  • 27-March-2009

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    Building trust and confidence in international investment

    At the 10th roundtable on Freedom of Investment on 26 March, OECD and non-OECD governments reviewed recent policy measures and found no trend to date towards protectionism. They issued a report on building trust and confidence in international investment, that calls for renewed vigilance in resisting protectionist pressures and continued peer monitoring at the OECD. This report is intended for OECD and non-OECD Ministers at the

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