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This document looks at business support services and their strong linkages with other sectors. It aims to identify factors that affect delivery of business support services and could enhance growth prospects more broadly, with a focus on productivity, standardisation, regulation and trade.
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The OECD Compilation Manual for Index of Services Production contains guidelines and methodologies to measure short-term production activities of the services sector by national agencies and international organisations. The Manual fills a gap in existing international statistical standards for guidelines and recommendations on the compilation of output indicators for the services sector of OECD Member countries.
G8 Labour and Employment Ministers met in Dresden on 6-8 May 2007 to discuss the opportunities and challenges that globalisation brings with it for the working world. In referring to the contribution companies can make to shaping the social dimension in a world economy of ongoing globalisation, the G8 Chair's conclusions strongly emphasised the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This overview of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises was prepared for the meeting of G8 Labour and Employment Ministers which took place on 6-8 May 2007 in Dresden, Germany,
Organised in Paris on 30 March 2007, this Roundtable examined the challenge of identifying ultimate beneficiary ownership and control in the case of cross-border investment and procedural considerations for authorities when choosing their model of investment regulation.
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This OECD report finds that new laws on enterprise income tax and property rights passed by China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) on 16 March 2007 are a positive step towards attracting more and better investment in China. It updates the analysis of the country's regulatory framework for investment in the 2006 OECD Investment Policy Review of China.
- OECD-China co-operation in the field of international investment
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This report presents a review of arrangements which have been found to make the identification of ultimate beneficial ownership and control difficult. It reviews potential implications for investment authorities when they have responsibility for assessing possible threats to essential security interests. It was prepared in support of discussions at the OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment in March 2007.
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This briefing note gives an OECD perspective on alternative dispute resolution based on experiences with the specific instances procedure of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It was prepared for a workshop on "Accountability and Dispute Resolution" organised by Harvard's Kennedy School in support of work in this area by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business & Human Rights.
"Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption: New Frontiers in Public-Private Partnerships" was a two-day event organised by the World Bank Institute, OECD, and the Belgian government. It centered on the challenges of creating good governance with the cooperation of the private sector.
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Investment Newsletter, No.3 provides the latest FDI statistics for OECD countries, covers implementing the Policy Framework for Investment in Africa and South East Europe, reviews recent changes in China’s policies towards cross-border M&As and reports on measuring FDI regulatory restrictiveness.