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The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity.
Presentations made during the discussion on the impact of the economic downturn on the shipbuilding industry at the 108th Session of the OECD's Council Working Party on Shipbuilding on 9-10 July 2009.
The impact of the global crisis on SMEs and entrepreneurs’ access to finance and present strategies so far adopted by governments to deal with the problem is analysed in this report.
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Investment Newsletter No.10 focuses on the collapse of international investment flows in 2009, how the economic crisis has sharpened governments' focus on international investment policy, challenges for China's outward FDI as it continues to expand and a new risk mitigation facility for investment in Africa.
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As part of the Freedom of Investment (FOI) project, the OECD keeps track of investment policy developments. This report provides policy information collected under the FOI project and covers all economies invited to the Trade and Investment session of the 2009 OECD Ministerial Meeting. All governments covered in the report had an opportunity to comment, as well as WTO, UNCTAD and IMF.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into 17 OECD countries, including France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, fell by 50% in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the last quarter of 2008, according to estimates by the OECD released at the OECD Forum in Paris.
Following the release of latest figures for foreign direct investment, BNN Canada chats with OECD investment expert, Mike Gestrin.
In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world
The 2009 Roundtable on Corporate Responsiblity focused on the responsibilities of multinational companies toward consumers and how consumers can encourage multinational enterprises to live up to the recommendations of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
The gobal economic crisis has led to a sharp contraction in steel production, consumption, prices and jobs.