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The third OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries took place in Paris on 6 December 2006. This document by the OECD Secretariat summarises findings from the discussions so far.
This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 39 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2006 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. One highlight of this reporting period was the completion of guidance for companies operating in weak governance zones.
Statistics working paper N. 19 - 2006/4 - This paper is designed to make available in a timely fashion and to a wider readership selected studies prepared by the staff in the Secretariat or by outside consultants working on OECD projects. The papers included are of a technical, methodological or statistical policy nature and relate to statistical work relevant to the organisation.
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.
Istanbul, Turkey, 6-7 November 2006: The 2006 Global Forum on International Investment focused on 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.