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This report provides a brief overview of recent trends in global trade and investment flows, deals with trade and trade-related measures and investment and investment-related measures. It was prepared in response to the request of the G20 to the WTO, together with other international bodies, within their respective mandates, to monitor and report publicly on G20 adherence to undertakings on "resisting protectionism and promoting
The OECD, World Trade Organisation and the UN’s Conference of Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to make a stronger commitment to open trade and investment as the global economy begins its recovery from the crisis.
For most regional anti-corruption activities with non-members, the OECD and its project partners have established specialised Internet websites. These websites provide access to an extensive database on relevant literature, in many cases directly downloadable, on key stakeholders actively involved in the fight against corruption in the given region, and on-going and planned anti-corruption projects on local, national and regional level.
Country positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations, as well as the companion OECD National Treatment instrument, have been revised in a report issued by the OECD Council.
This Report by the Investment Committee transmits the results of a review initiated in 2007 to update members' positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations and the OECD National Treatment instrument of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.
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On 18 June 2009, the OECD Working Group on Bribery approved the Phase 2bis monitoring report for Turkey.
The 38-country OECD Working Group on Bribery welcomed recent progress by Turkey in its efforts to comply with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
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Investment Newsletter No.10 focuses on the collapse of international investment flows in 2009, how the economic crisis has sharpened governments' focus on international investment policy, challenges for China's outward FDI as it continues to expand and a new risk mitigation facility for investment in Africa.
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As part of the Freedom of Investment (FOI) project, the OECD keeps track of investment policy developments. This report provides policy information collected under the FOI project and covers all economies invited to the Trade and Investment session of the 2009 OECD Ministerial Meeting. All governments covered in the report had an opportunity to comment, as well as WTO, UNCTAD and IMF.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into 17 OECD countries, including France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, fell by 50% in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the last quarter of 2008, according to estimates by the OECD released at the OECD Forum in Paris.