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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 guidance for recipient country investment policies relating to national security OECD was adopted by the OECD Investment Committee on 8 October 2008. Taken together, the OECD guidance for recipient countries and the Santiago Principles for SWFs provide the international community with a robust framework for promoting mutual trust and confidence and reaping the full benefits of SWFs for home and host countries
In 2007, Russia’s international investment flows reached record highs, making Russia one of the world’s largest recipients and sources of FDI. Russia's potential for attracting even more international investment can be improved by strengthening beneficial competition and offering additional opportunities for investment. Disseminating international standard business practices among Russian firms can also boost the country's
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Investment Newsletter No.7 focuses on recent developments in foreign direct investment (FDI) in OECD countries. FDI outflows from OECD countries in 2007 leapt to a record USD 1.82 trillion from USD 1.2 trillion in 2006 but are projected to fall sharply in 2008.
On the occasion of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris on 4-5 June 2008, Ministers adopted the OECD Declaration on SWFs and Recipient Country Policies.
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Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.
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The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader
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Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.
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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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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.