The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.
This comprehensive review of investment policy in Romania assesses the untapped growth potential for foreign investment in Romania, measures the significant progress recently made by Romania to improve its business environment, and identifies the most significant remaining policy challenges. This review was conducted by the OECD prior to inviting Romania to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational
This publication reports on steelmaking capacity developments in non-OECD countries. This latest edition reviews available material on existing capacity and likely developments through 2005. On a country-by-country basis, tables show existing capacity and equipment, increase in capacity, etc.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Romania.
Special Focus: Encouraging the contribution of business to the environment. This book provides an account of what the 38 adhering governments have been doing in 2004 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.
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Ukraine has made good progress across a broad front of legal and regulatory issues concerning the general business climate, but the country still needs to address major challenges. From the perspective of investors and legal analysts, a lack in consistency and coherence of legislation can affect investment decisions. Another issue is the institutional capacity of Ukrainian authorities and the judiciary to implement the legislation.
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Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Albania.
These peer reviews (of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden) present recommendations for policy actions in each country based on strengths and weaknesses observed in the policy approach to developing highly skilled workers to fulfil future industry requirements.
Interest in the services sector is growing across OECD countries. To help address some of the major measurement challenges, the OECD organised a workshop on services on 15-16 November 2004. The above document gives the outcome of this workshop.
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Despite a wealth of investment opportunities, the Russian Federation has attracted relatively little foreign direct investment (FDI) and has experienced large-scale capital flight. This phenomenon results from sectoral restrictions on foreign investment and from important institutional factors which also affect domestic businesses. Russia has made significant improvements in its business environment since the last decade, adopting