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  • 29-October-2019

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    Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting

    This report provides a common global framework for financial institutions to identify, respond to and publicly communicate on environmental and social risks associated with their clients.

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  • 29-October-2019

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    Responsible business conduct in the financial sector

    Promoting responsible business conduct in the financial sector is vital to building a sustainable global economy. Although the Guidelines’ due diligence recommendations can help financial institutions, the inherent complexities in the sector create challenges. This paper highlights key considerations for institutional investors in carrying out due diligence that will help to identify and respond to environmental and social risks.

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  • 28-October-2019

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    Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: Data, Analysis and Forecasts

    Latest statistics for global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Analysis, trends and forecasts from the OECD using FDI statistics collected in accordance with latest international guidelines.

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  • 28-October-2019

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    Foreign direct investment in figures

    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.

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  • 28-October-2019

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    FDI in Figures, October 2019

    28/10/2019 - In the first half of 2019, global FDI flows decreased by 20% compared to the last half of 2018, to USD 572 billion. FDI flows dropped by 5% to USD 361 billion in Q1 2019 and by 42% to USD 210 billion in Q2 2019.

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  • 23-October-2019

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    Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development: Launch of the FDI Qualities Indicators

    Welcome to the 2nd OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development. We are particularly happy to be launching the first ‘FDI Qualities Indicators: Measuring the sustainable development impacts of investment’ and would like to thank the Netherlands and Switzerland for their support.

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  • 23-October-2019

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    FDI Qualities Indicators: Measuring the sustainable development impacts of investment

    Paris, 23 October 2019: The Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development will launch the FDI Qualities Indicators, the outcome of phase 1 of a project to provide decision-makers with an actionable instrument to gauge the contribution of investment to sustainable development -- and discuss the conditions needed to maximise the contribution of private investment to achieving the 2030 Agenda and climate change objectives.

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  • 22-October-2019

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    Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

    This report provides an inventory of existing practices among IPAs in eight southern Mediterranean (MED) economies: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia. Each MED country has one national IPA with the exception of Tunisia, where three agencies have investment promotion functions. The survey was therefore conducted with ten different agencies.

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  • 22-October-2019

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    OECD work on investment promotion and facilitation

    Paris, 22 October 2019: This workshop brought together heads of IPAs, senior investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and partner countries on 22 October 2019 in Paris for the fourth Meeting of the OECD IPA Network to share their experiences and discuss good practices on investment promotion and facilitation.

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  • 17-October-2019

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    OECD Declaration and Decisions on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

    This Declaration, first adopted in 1976, constitutes a policy commitment to improve the investment climate, encourage the positive contribution multinational enterprises can make to economic and social progress and minimise and resolve difficulties which may arise from their operations.

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