SMEs are suffering under the credit crunch, with banks demanding tougher loan terms while sales weaken and debtors delay payments. How can governments help? A Round Table organised under the auspices of the OECD to discuss possible policy options will take place on 26-27 March in Turin.
A high level OECD Committee meeting on Tourism in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 9-10 October 2008 involving ministers and industry experts from 27 OECD countries and 12 non-member countries.
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Organised in Paris on 17 December 2008, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, multiple approval processes and foreign government-controlled investment.
The high-level meeting discussed investment policy reform to explore measures to implement concrete plans for sustainably improving African countries’ investment climates. The expert roundtable on investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration drew on experience sharing and best practice to identify the factors that are holding investment back in African countries’ transport sector.
Documents ands presentations made from OECD members, non-member economies and industry during the Workshop.
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Workshop with non-member economies and industry on the changing structure of the world shipbuilding industry held on 4-5 December 2008.
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Organised in Paris on 8 October 2008, this roundtable focused on strengthening peer monitoring of recipient country policies, accountability in applying national security investment safeguards and foreign government-controlled investment.
The OECD Bologna Process on SME & Entrepreneurship Policies is a significant milestone for small business and entrepreneurship policy making. A synopsis of the research and events which have followed on from the original SME Ministerial Conference in Bologna.
This workshop has been organised by Eurostat and FORA and the results input directly to the joint Eurostat-OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP).
Governments and industry reviewed and discussed current steel and steel-related raw material market developments, taking into account the consequences of the financial crisis presently hitting the world economy. The workshop built a broader understanding of the raw material markets and explored ways and means to improve the functioning of these markets to ensure a secure, predictable and accessible supply of steel raw materials while