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26-March-2008

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Seventh Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Progress Report

This progress report was issued following the 7th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries which took place in Paris on 26 March 2008. Since early 2006, OECD has provided a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on how governments can reconcile the need to preserve and expand an open international investment environment with their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people.

17-March-2008

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International Investment Law: Understanding Concepts and Tracking Innovations

International investment agreements set ground rules for how host governments treat foreign investors. This publication includes the definition of investor and investment; the interpretation of umbrella clauses in investment agreements; coverage of environmental, labour and anti-corruption issues; and the interaction between investment and services chapters in selected regional trade agreements.

12-March-2008

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Investment Newsletter, March 2008, Issue 6

Investment Newsletter, No. 6 puts the spotlight on China's outward foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as reporting on recent developments in foreign direct investment in OECD countries. It also reviews the effect of taxation on FDI, efforts to mobilise private investment in Africa's water infrastructure, and examines services trade and FDI in regional trade agreements.

29-February-2008

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Summary of the 105th Meeting of the Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6)

Short summary of the meeting of the OECD's Council Working Party on Shipbuilding held on 10-11 December 2007.

29-February-2008

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Amendment of the Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Ships – July 2008

Description of the revised Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Ships (SSU)

28-February-2008

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OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations: User's Guide 2008

The purpose of this User's Guide is to contribute to a better understanding of the principles and procedures of the OECD Codes. It also provides detailed explanations of the coverage of the Codes and may therefore serve as a manual for Code users. First published in 2003, the 2008 version has been adjusted to take recent developments into account, specifically, revised insurance and private pensions provisions of the Code of

22-February-2008

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Policy Brief: Tax Effects on Foreign Direct Investment

Virtually all governments are keen to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). It can generate new jobs, bring in new technologies and, more generally, promote growth and employment. The resulting net increase in domestic income is shared with government through taxation of wages and profits of foreign-owned companies, and possibly other taxes on business (e.g. property tax). FDI may also positively affect domestic income through

20-February-2008

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9th International Forum on Tourism Statistics

The 9th International Forum on Tourism Statistics (19-21 November 2008) was held at OECD headquarters in Paris.

20-February-2008

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Tourism in OECD Countries 2008: Trends and Policies

The first edition of a biennial publication which analyses best practice in OECD and selected non member economies. It surveys a number of initiatives taken by governments and businesses in the tourism field, and provides a statistical profile of tourism in reporting countries.

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19-February-2008

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OECD countries agree on further liberalisation commitments in insurance and private pensions

OECD countries have agreed on further liberalisation commitments in the areas of insurance and private pensions. The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations has been amended to broaden the insurance obligations of the Code and introduce new obligations on private pensions, thereby establishing a new, high standard for cross-border trade in insurance and private pensions services.

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