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30-April-2008

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Glossary of Foreign Direct Investment Terms and Definitions

This glossary of foreign direct investment terms forms part of the 4th Edition of the OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment and is intended to assist both the compilers and users of direct investment statistics.

9-April-2008

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Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and Recipient Country Policies

This report by the OECD Investment Committee was prepared in response to the request of the G7 Finance Ministers and other OECD members last fall to develop guidance for recipient countries’ policies toward investments from SWFs. The OECD addressed this request as part of an ongoing project on Freedom of Investment and National Security, which was launched in view of the rise of investment protectionism and to maintain open markets.

4-April-2008

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International Investment Agreements: A survey of Environmental, Labour and Anti-corruption Issues

This paper surveys the societal dimension of 296 international investment agreements (IIAs) signed by the 30 member countries and of by the 9 non-member countries that participate formally in OECD investment work.

26-March-2008

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Seventh Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Progress Report

This progress report was issued following the 7th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries which took place in Paris on 26 March 2008. Since early 2006, OECD has provided a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on how governments can reconcile the need to preserve and expand an open international investment environment with their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people.

12-March-2008

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Investment Newsletter, March 2008, Issue 6

Investment Newsletter, No. 6 puts the spotlight on China's outward foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as reporting on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries. It also reviews the effect of taxation on FDI, efforts to mobilise private investment in Africa's water infrastructure, and examines services trade and FDI in regional trade agreements.

28-February-2008

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OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations: User's Guide 2008

The purpose of this User's Guide is to contribute to a better understanding of the principles and procedures of the OECD Codes. It also provides detailed explanations of the coverage of the Codes and may therefore serve as a manual for Code users. First published in 2003, the 2008 version has been adjusted to take recent developments into account, specifically, revised insurance and private pensions provisions of the Code of

22-February-2008

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Policy Brief: Tax Effects on Foreign Direct Investment

Virtually all governments are keen to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). It can generate new jobs, bring in new technologies and, more generally, promote growth and employment. The resulting net increase in domestic income is shared with government through taxation of wages and profits of foreign-owned companies, and possibly other taxes on business (e.g. property tax). FDI may also positively affect domestic income through

19-February-2008

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Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations

This report on the Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations was approved by the OECD Council on 19 February 2008. The main results and conclusions relating to the seventh examination process are given in a Note by the Secretary-General. The full set of findings is presented in the accompanying report.

19-February-2008

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OECD countries agree on further liberalisation commitments in insurance and private pensions

OECD countries have agreed on further liberalisation commitments in the areas of insurance and private pensions. The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations has been amended to broaden the insurance obligations of the Code and introduce new obligations on private pensions, thereby establishing a new, high standard for cross-border trade in insurance and private pensions services.

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18-December-2007

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Investment for Development: 2005, 2006, 2007

These reports provide a record of the main achievements of the OECD Investment Committee within its investment policy work programme with non-member economies and make available to a wider audience some of the background analytical work developed under the aegis of this programme.

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