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  • 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.

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  • 17-March-2008

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    International Investment Law: Understanding Concepts and Tracking Innovations

    International investment agreements set ground rules for how host governments treat foreign investors. This publication includes the definition of investor and investment; the interpretation of umbrella clauses in investment agreements; coverage of environmental, labour and anti-corruption issues; and the interaction between investment and services chapters in selected regional trade agreements.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 22-January-2008

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    Progress in Policy Reforms to Improve the Investment Climate in South East Europe: Investment Reform Index 2006

    This publication assesses to what extent governments in the region have leveraged their assets with effective policies to attract investment and stimulate growth.

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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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  • 13-December-2007

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    Sixth OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Summary of Findings

    Organised in Paris on 13 December 2007, discussions covered recent policy developments; the transparency and predictability of investment policies addressing essential security concerns; and the benefits of open investment markets for energy security. In addition, a consultation was held in which business and trade union partners discussed the policy issues raised by investments of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs).

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