Publications & Documents


  • 30-April-2008

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    Glossary of Foreign Direct Investment Terms and Definitions

    This glossary of foreign direct investment terms forms part of the 4th Edition of the OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment and is intended to assist both the compilers and users of direct investment statistics.

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  • 30-April-2008

    English

    OECD Kansas City Workshop

    How can policymakers encourage entrepreneurship and the fast growth of innovative small firms? The OECD Kansas City workshop examined innovation and the global impact of high-growth SMEs.

  • 23-April-2008

    English

    The Measurement of Globalisation Using International Input-Output Tables (STI Working Paper 2007/8)

    One of the distinctive characteristics of the current globalisation process is the emergence of global value chains. This paper shows how international input-output tables can be used to provide empirical evidence of the growing importance of these global value chains.

  • 16-April-2008

    English

    Measuring Globalisation: Activities of Multinationals, 2007/2008 edition

    This publication presents detailed data on the industrial activity of multinationals in OECD countries. In an era of globalisation, these data highlight the increasing importance of multinationals in the economies of host countries. Time series cover 23 countries for the period 2000-2004.

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  • 15-April-2008

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    OECD helps governments and industry save money, time and animals for chemical tests

    OECD has devised an innovative product, the (Q)SAR Application Toolbox, to estimate the hazardous properties of chemicals by analysing their molecular structure.

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  • 9-April-2008

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    Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and Recipient Country Policies

    This report by the OECD Investment Committee was prepared in response to the request of the G7 Finance Ministers and other OECD members last fall to develop guidance for recipient countries’ policies toward investments from SWFs. The OECD addressed this request as part of an ongoing project on Freedom of Investment and National Security, which was launched in view of the rise of investment protectionism and to maintain open markets.

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  • 4-April-2008

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    International Investment Agreements: A survey of Environmental, Labour and Anti-corruption Issues

    This paper surveys the societal dimension of 296 international investment agreements (IIAs) signed by the 30 member countries and of by the 9 non-member countries that participate formally in OECD investment work.

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  • 4-April-2008

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    Definition of Investor and Investment in International Investment Agreements

    The definition of investor and investment is key to the scope of application of rights and obligations of investment agreements and to the establishment of the jurisdiction of investment treaty-based arbitral tribunals. This factual survey of state practice and jurisprudence aims to clarify the requirements to be met by individuals and corporations in order to be entitled to the treatment and protection provided for under investment

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  • 4-April-2008

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    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements

    Umbrella clauses have become a regular feature of international investment agreements and have been included to provide additional protection to investors by covering the contractual obligations in investment agreements between host countries and foreign investors. The meaning of the umbrella clauses is one of the most controversial issues with which international arbitral tribunals have been recently confronted with while

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  • 3-April-2008

    English, , 819kb

    The Interaction between Investment and Services Chapters in Selected Regional Trade Agreements

    This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and

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