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  • 30-November-2012

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    Dispute settlement provisions in international investment agreements: A large sample survey, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/2

    This survey of a sample of 1,660 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) identifies the main parameters of ISDS regulation in BITs; traces their emergence, frequency and dissemination over time; and highlights past and recent country-specific treaty practice.

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  • 29-November-2012

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    Workshop: Measuring the potential of green growth in Chile (Santiago, Chile)

    Chile's OECD membership presents challenges both in the context of changing patterns of production and consumption, and in the framework of a more sustainable economy. Specifically, green growth emphasizes improving growth rates, particularly through greening existing industries, as well as through new eco-businesses.

  • 28-November-2012

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    Forum on due diligence in the 3Ts and Gold supply chains

    Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting took stock of how using the OECD Due Diligence Guidance assists companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices.

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  • 26-November-2012

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  • 22-November-2012

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    Tunisia - Investment Policy Review - OECD

    This Investment Policy Review examines Tunisia's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.

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  • 16-November-2012

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    New SME policies needed to boost Latin America's growth, say OECD and ECLAC

    Latin American governments must act now to strengthen growth and development and counter these risks, according to the 2013 Latin American Economic Outlook, jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre and ECLAC.

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  • 12-November-2012

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    Business start-up rates diverging across OECD economies

    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.

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  • 9-November-2012

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    OECD Observer: Restart-up?

    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.

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  • 7-November-2012

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    OECD and National Human Rights Institutions join forces to promote respect of human rights by multinational companies

    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.

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  • 6-November-2012

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    Unleashing business innovation in Canada

    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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