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April 2000. Reports on trends in international direct investment tend to focus on recent developments. While such information is clearly of most relevance for policymakers and others interested in the pace and scale of globalisation...
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This paper looks at business approaches to commitment and implementation in the fight against bribery by examining the texts of 246 codes of corporate conduct issued by individual firms, business associations...
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Voluntary efforts to ensure that firms adhere to appropriate standards of business conduct have been an important recent development in international business.
Within the framework of the Regional Co-operation Programme with Baltic Countries, the OECD organised a Workshop on Foreign Direct Investment Statistics which took place in Tallin, Estonia, on 16 November 1999.
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This study, published in April 1999, looks at the role of foreign direct investment in the development of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
The Asian crisis prompted calls from several quarters for tighter controls on foreign investment and capital flows in emerging markets. However, there are several compelling arguments in favour of freeing up capital flows in these markets, provided it is done in an orderly and properly structured way.
May 1998. This paper was presented at an IMF Seminar on Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks.
In 1995, OECD Ministers launched negotiations on a multilateral agreement on investment (MAI) with high standards of liberalisation and investment protection, with effective dispute settlement procedures, and open to non-Members. Negotiations were discontinued in April 1998 and will not be resumed.
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This report, published in April 1998, surveys the findings and conclusions of OECD work and related studies concerning the role of international investment in globalisation and its links with trade and economic development.
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21 March 1998. At the time of the MAI negotiations, the United Kingdom commissioned an independent consultant, Dr. E.V.K. FitzGerald, to prepare a report on the possible implications of the MAI for developing countries.