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The OECD regularly publishes analysis on key developments and trends in global FDI flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We also disseminate the results of all investment-related work underway at the OECD.
- Foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics - OECD data, analysis and forecasts
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The OECD, working with non-OECD countries and stakeholders, has developed a checklist for public action. The checklist provides governments with a coherent set of policy directions that address the allocation of roles, risks and reponsibilities, as well as the framework conditions necessary to make the best use of private sector participation in the sector.
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This newsletter focuses on global international investment activity, investment in agriculture, Korea's FDI reforms, the investment climate in Africa, G20 investment measures, and more.
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Investment Newsletter No.15 focuses on an ambitious multilateral agenda for responsible business conduct.
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The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements is the only multilateral legal instrument with comprehensive coverage of capital movements, including inflows and outflows, long-term and short-term operations. For 50 years, the Code has provided a balanced framework for capital account openness.
Investment Insights publishes original research and analysis on current international investment issues. Articles are published under the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OECD or those of its member governments.
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The OECD-Eurostat Trade by Enterprise Characteristics database (TEC) reveals that 4.5% of US firms sell to foreign markets (Figure 1). On average, a similar share of EU firms exports to other European Union member countries, but only 2.7% of EU firms export outside EU markets.
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Flyer for the OECD Input-Output database, October 2010 version
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Governments can choose among various tools to leverage business R&D. They can offer direct support via grants or procurement or use fiscal incentives, such as R&D tax incentives. More countries are now using tax incentives than a decade ago.
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This newsletter focuses on global international investment activity, G20 investment measures, state-controlled investors and immunity, investing in a low-carbon economy, boosting investment in agriculture, economic diversification in Africa, ending trade in conflict minerals, and more.