Diverging patterns of business start-up rates are emerging across OECD economies five years after the sharp, synchronized falls recorded at the beginning of the financial crisis.
Start-up rates in OECD countries are slowly edging back to their pre-crisis levels, but not all countries have seen significant acceleration in new businesses, according to Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2012.
07/11/12 - the OECD and the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to promote respect by multinational enterprises of the new human rights chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights upon which the OECD Guidelines are based.
This paper discusses how to improve Canada’s business innovation in order to boost labour productivity and output growth. Many general framework conditions are highly favourable to business risk taking and innovation, including macro stability, openness, strong human capital, low corporate tax rates, low barriers to firm entry and flexible labour markets.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 March and 15 September 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 31 May and 31 October 2012, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
This meeting aimed to identify practical policy options for Latin American governments in the formulation of their investment promotion strategies with a specific focus on international value chains.
Esta conferencia se enfocaron en políticas para la promoción de las inversiones internacionales en cadenas de valor para la creación de empleos y la competitividad.
The OECD has launched an online portal to give consumers, businesses and governments quick and easy access to the latest information on products recalled from the market in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.
Co-organised by OECD and ESCAP in Bangkok, this conference focused on how converging international corporate responsibility instruments can enhance responsible business practices in the Asia Pacific region.
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The objective of this report is to summarise key developments pertaining to steelmaking raw material markets and policies by bringing together work conducted recently under the auspices of the OECD Steel Committee. The report is organised around two broad areas: market issues and government policies.