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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.

  • 19-February-2008

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    Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations

    This report on the Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations was approved by the OECD Council on 19 February 2008. The main results and conclusions relating to the seventh examination process are given in a Note by the Secretary-General. The full set of findings is presented in the accompanying report.

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  • 29-January-2008

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    Eurostat-OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics

    Demand for statistics on business demography has grown and developed considerably in recent years. This joint manual reflects these growing needs and developments and the agreement between Eurostat and the OECD for a common methodological framework for business demography statistics that maximises their international comparability and relevance, recognising and addressing the different conditions and legal frameworks that govern the

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  • 28-January-2008

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    Defining Entrepreneurial Activity: Definitions Supporting Frameworks for Data Collection

    Statistics Working Paper N. 23 - 2008/1 - This paper sets out definitions of the entrepreneur, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity for the purpose of supporting the development of related indicators. The paper recognises the long history in this area and the contention and differences that have existed, and that continue to exist, between academics who have confronted this issue over the last two centuries. It deliberately

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  • 28-January-2008

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    A Framework for Addressing and Measuring Entrepreneurship

    Statistics Working Paper N. 24 - 2008/2 - In recent years entrepreneurship has become a buzzword that‘s entered the mainstream. Politicians continuously cite its importance and the need to create more entrepreneurial societies, and newspapers and television programmes frequently create themes around successful entrepreneurs. But, the pursuit and development of policies related to entrepreneurship are often hampered by the limited,

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  • 22-January-2008

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    Progress in Policy Reforms to Improve the Investment Climate in South East Europe: Investment Reform Index 2006

    This publication assesses to what extent governments in the region have leveraged their assets with effective policies to attract investment and stimulate growth.

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  • 18-December-2007

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    Investment for Development: 2005, 2006, 2007

    These reports provide a record of the main achievements of the OECD Investment Committee within its investment policy work programme with non-member economies and make available to a wider audience some of the background analytical work developed under the aegis of this programme.

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  • 13-December-2007

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    Sixth OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Summary of Findings

    Organised in Paris on 13 December 2007, discussions covered recent policy developments; the transparency and predictability of investment policies addressing essential security concerns; and the benefits of open investment markets for energy security. In addition, a consultation was held in which business and trade union partners discussed the policy issues raised by investments of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs).

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  • 13-December-2007

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    Competition, international investment and energy security

    This report focuses on the role of competition policy in promoting energy security. It does not attempt to establish a precise definition of energy security, but notes that it is mainly about managing vulnerability to supply disruptions and associated price spikes. This report by the OECD Competition Committee Secretariat was presented to participants at the 6th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment held on 13 December 2007.

  • 3-December-2007

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    Corporate responsibility in the financial sector - 2007 Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2007 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. This publication also contains the results of the 2007 OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility which focused on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the financial sector.

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