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Participants at a two-day OECD-APEC conference in Athens agreed that governments should play a more active role in helping small and medium-sized firms trying to expand abroad and provide training in key areas such as marketing and intellectual property.
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This speech focuses on the role played by FDI in the internationalisation of SMEs and the obstacles limiting this process, as well as the implications for international investment policy and how OECD work on investment helps SMEs to thrive. It was delivered on the occasion of the OECD-APEC Global Conference for the Removal of Barriers to SME Access to International Markets which took place in Athens on 8 November 2006,
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The OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding, in association with the major shipbuilding associations, has released a revised and updated system to calculate compensated gross tons (cgt).
Statistics Working Paper N. 18 - 2006/3. The creation of new businesses and the decline of unproductive ones are often regarded key to business dynamism in OECD economies. Understanding business behaviour, creative destruction and identifying successful and failing businesses, as well as fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, have become increasingly important objectives for policy makers in many OECD economies in recent years.
This publication is a two-yearly report on trends in the steelmaking capacity in economies that are not members of the OECD. This report examines the current steelmaking capacity of these economies and likely changes therein up to the year 2008.
Organised in Istanbul, Turkey, on 6-7 November 2006, the main topics of the 2006 Global Forum on International Investment were international investor participation in infrastructure and investment policy using the Policy Framework for Investment.
This Roundtable discussed Turkey’s recent experience with strategies for enhancing the enabling environment for investment, focusing on the relevant aspects of regulatory reform and their impact on the investment climate.
This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.
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Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.
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The second issue of the Investment Newsletter focuses on OECD work on preventing investment protectionism, as well as reporting on recent FDI developments and their measurement. It also reviews the results of the investment policy review of the Russian Federation and offers asummary of recent work on implementing the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.