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  • 13-December-2013

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    Temporal validity of international investment agreements: a large sample survey of treaty provisions, International Investment Working Paper 2013/4

    International investment agreements almost universally define their temporal validity and thus set conditions for States’ exit from these treaties. This study presents the results of the survey of language that determines the temporal validity of 2,061 bilateral investment agreements that the 55 economies participating in the OECD-hosted Freedom of Investment Roundtables have concluded with any other economy.

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  • 6-December-2013

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    Jordan - Investment Policy Review - OECD

    This Investment Policy Review examines Jordan's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.

  • 4-December-2013

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    2013 Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    The 2013 Annual Report describes the activities undertaken to promote the observance of the Guidelines during the implementation cycle of June 2012-June 2013. This includes the launch of the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), the establishment of a Working Party on RBC, and the elaboration of a robust multi-stakeholder proactive agenda to promote the observance of the principles and standards found in the Guidelines.

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  • 28-November-2013

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    National Treatment for Foreign-Controlled Enterprises

    Countries adhering to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises have declared that enterprises from adhering countries should be accorded National Treatment in their territory. This report describes the main features of the OECD National Treatment instrument and contains a complete survey of adhering governments' measures relating to National Treatment.

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  • 28-November-2013

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    Jordan signs OECD agreement to strengthen investment climate

    Jordan has become the 46th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. This adherence bears witness to the determination that Jordan holds towards strengthening the liberalisation of investment, increasing its integration into the world economy and promoting responsible business conduct.

  • 28-November-2013

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    OECD Declaration and Decisions on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

    This Declaration, first adopted in 1976, constitutes a policy commitment to improve the investment climate, encourage the positive contribution multinational enterprises can make to economic and social progress and minimise and resolve difficulties which may arise from their operations.

  • 27-November-2013

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    Malaysia - OECD Investment Policy Review

    The Malaysian government, in partnership with the OECD and ASEAN, has undertaken a review of its investment policies as part of an active programme of investment policy reforms to help revive both foreign and domestic investment.

  • 13-November-2013

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    Investment policy in Southern Africa

    This programme generates consensus on investment related policy reform among stakeholders in Southern African countries (governments, private sector, civil society and development partners).

  • 13-November-2013

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    Mozambique - OECD Investment Policy Review

    This Investment Policy Review examines Mozambique's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Investment treaties as corporate law: Shareholder claims and issues of consistency, International Investment Working Paper 2013/3

    Many investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) claims are by shareholders for so-called "reflective loss" incurred as a result of injury to “their” company. This paper (i) compares the wide acceptance of such claims in ISDS with their general prohibition in advanced systems of national corporate law; and (ii) analyses policy issues raised by such claims (e.g., risk of double recovery, high legal costs, injury to creditors, etc.).

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