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In 1995, OECD Ministers launched negotiations on a multilateral agreement on investment (MAI) with high standards of liberalisation and investment protection, with effective dispute settlement procedures, and open to non-Members. Negotiations were discontinued in April 1998 and will not be resumed.
Proceedings of the OECD Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Major Force in Innovation and Job Creation, 16-18 April 1997.
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This report, published in April 1998, surveys the findings and conclusions of OECD work and related studies concerning the role of international investment in globalisation and its links with trade and economic development.
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21 March 1998. At the time of the MAI negotiations, the United Kingdom commissioned an independent consultant, Dr. E.V.K. FitzGerald, to prepare a report on the possible implications of the MAI for developing countries.
This document presents three alternative methods for the construction of indicators of relative trade-weighted unit labour costs by industry, as well as the empirical results based on these methods for 18 OECD member countries.
This paper describes the methods used to classify the OECD countries' industrial sectors and manufactures by level of technology, and presents the resulting classifications.
This Workshop was arranged as part of the OECD's Emerging Market Economy Forum.
Conference organised by the OECD, the Italian Department of Tourism and the City of Rome.
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Paris, 17 September 1997. These proceedings contain a selection of papers presented at the Special Session on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment which took place in Paris on 17 September 1997.
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are currently attracting a great deal of attention from policy makers in OECD Member countries and elsewhere. In a world economy characterised by rapid globalisation, new opportunities are opening up for ...