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Description of the items discussed at the 106th Session of the WP6 meeting held in July 2008.
This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries.
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First launched in May 1997 and most-recently updated in 2008, this survey is a comprehensive study on the metadata for foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics.
In 2007, Russia’s international investment flows reached record highs, making Russia one of the world’s largest recipients and sources of FDI. Russia's potential for attracting even more international investment can be improved by strengthening beneficial competition and offering additional opportunities for investment. Disseminating international standard business practices among Russian firms can also boost the country's
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This report contains findings emphasising the significant (and largely unrealised) potential of applying advanced mathematics to modern industrial problems. Mechanisms of proven efficacy are described, for implementation by universities, institutes, companies and government agencies.
Organised in Paris on 27 June 2008, this seminar aimed to initiate a continuing dialogue and the establishment of a network for sharing information on best practices of environmentally responsible business conduct among Chinese enterprises.
Organised in Paris on 26-27 June 2008, this symposium discussed a report outlining China’s recent progress in encouraging responsible business conduct, examined remaining challenges and offered proposals for advancing work in this area.
Responding to concerns of governments and the business community, this study develops and applies a rigorous methodology to estimate the incidence of counterfeit and pirated items in world trade.
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Investment Newsletter No.7 focuses on recent developments in foreign direct investment (FDI) in OECD countries. FDI outflows from OECD countries in 2007 leapt to a record USD 1.82 trillion from USD 1.2 trillion in 2006 but are projected to fall sharply in 2008.
Organised in Paris on 23-24 June 2008, this year’s roundtable was devoted to a high-level policy dialogue between governments, business, labour and other stakeholders around the theme “Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalising Economy”.