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Despite a strong performance in Q3, global FDI flows are set to fall 6% in 2013, according to the latest issue of FDI in Figures. Headwinds discouraging more international investment include persistent Eurozone sluggishness, slowing growth in China, and volatility in emerging markets.
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Organised in Paris on 15-16 October 2013, the 19th Roundtable launched discussions on domestic arrangements and hidden investment protectionism. It also discussed recent investment policy developments including continued discussions focusing on investor-state dispute settlement and international investment law, and competitive neutrality.
These principles help governments to work with private sector partners to finance and bring to fruition infrastructure projects in areas of vital economic importance such as transport, water and power supply and telecommunications.
The OECD has developed practical guidance for governments wishing to engage the private sector in water infrastructure. The guidance provides a coherent catalogue of policy directions in the form of a checklist for public action, including appropriate allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, framework conditions and contractual arrangements necessary to make the best of private sector participation and to harness more
This Investment Policy Review examines Tanzania's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.
This review of agricultural investment policy, conducted with OECD assistance, is intended to support the government of Burkina Faso in drawing up and implementing priority reforms to boost investment in agriculture.
Ireland should increase its resources to detect and investigate foreign bribery more efficiently. Resources have, in recent years, been largely devoted to investigating non-bribery cases in the financial sector. Ireland has not prosecuted a foreign bribery case in the twelve years since its foreign bribery offence came into force, and law enforcement has taken few proactive steps to investigate allegations.
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This report covers investment measures taken between mid May and mid November 2013 and was prepared in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery will release a report tomorrow Wednesday 18 December at 12.00 CET/11.00 Dublin time on Ireland’s efforts to fight foreign bribery.
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International investment agreements almost universally define their temporal validity and thus set conditions for States’ exit from these treaties. This study presents the results of the survey of language that determines the temporal validity of 2,061 bilateral investment agreements that the 55 economies participating in the OECD-hosted Freedom of Investment Roundtables have concluded with any other economy.