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This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS-inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and
Organised in Paris on 18 June 2007, the annual OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focused on corporate responsibility practices and instruments in the financial sector.
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Investment Newsletter, No. 4 highlights recent and ongoing work at the OECD addressing the new challenges of a global international investment environment. It includes articles reporting the latest FDI trends, a summary on progress made in our ‘freedom of investment’ project, an overview of newly developed OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure and the key findings from recent analytical work exploring the
Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences
Organised in Helsinki on 21-22 May 2007, this seminar focused on recent developments in Russia’s business climate and investment policy, international investment in the energy sector and policies to promote responsible business conduct and the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
G8 Labour and Employment Ministers met in Dresden on 6-8 May 2007 to discuss the opportunities and challenges that globalisation brings with it for the working world. In referring to the contribution companies can make to shaping the social dimension in a world economy of ongoing globalisation, the G8 Chair's conclusions strongly emphasised the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This overview of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises was prepared for the meeting of G8 Labour and Employment Ministers which took place on 6-8 May 2007 in Dresden, Germany,
Organised in Paris on 30 March 2007, this Roundtable examined the challenge of identifying ultimate beneficiary ownership and control in the case of cross-border investment and procedural considerations for authorities when choosing their model of investment regulation.
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This OECD report finds that new laws on enterprise income tax and property rights passed by China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) on 16 March 2007 are a positive step towards attracting more and better investment in China. It updates the analysis of the country's regulatory framework for investment in the 2006 OECD Investment Policy Review of China.
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This report presents a review of arrangements which have been found to make the identification of ultimate beneficial ownership and control difficult. It reviews potential implications for investment authorities when they have responsibility for assessing possible threats to essential security interests. It was prepared in support of discussions at the OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment in March 2007.