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This report provides a brief overview of recent trends in global trade and investment flows, deals with trade and trade-related measures and investment and investment-related measures. It was prepared in response to the request of the G20 to the WTO, together with other international bodies, within their respective mandates, to monitor and report publicly on G20 adherence to undertakings on "resisting protectionism and promoting
Country positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations, as well as the companion OECD National Treatment instrument, have been revised in a report issued by the OECD Council.
This Report by the Investment Committee transmits the results of a review initiated in 2007 to update members' positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations and the OECD National Treatment instrument of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.
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Investment Newsletter No.10 focuses on the collapse of international investment flows in 2009, how the economic crisis has sharpened governments' focus on international investment policy, challenges for China's outward FDI as it continues to expand and a new risk mitigation facility for investment in Africa.
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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.
Following the release of latest figures for foreign direct investment, BNN Canada chats with OECD investment expert, Mike Gestrin.
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
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.
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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.
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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,