Publications & Documents


  • 2-October-2007

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    International Investment - Working together for common prosperity

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrìa outlines his views on current challenges facing the international investment policy community in the introductory chapter of the 2007 edition of International Investment Perspectives.

  • 2-October-2007

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    OECD’s FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index: Revision and Extension to More Economies and Sectors

    This article provides revised measures of the OECD's FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index for 29 OECD countries, and extends the approach to the ten non-member countries adhering to the OECD Declaration (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovenia) and four other major non-OECD countries (China, India, Russia and South Africa). The FDI restrictiveness index covers 9 sectors and 11

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  • 2-October-2007

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    Economic and Other Impacts of Foreign Corporate Takeovers in OECD Countries

    Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are growing rapidly and are changing the industrial landscape in OECD countries. This paper discusses mergers in general and then looks at whether the benefits typically associated with FDI apply equally well to both greenfield investment and takeovers. Empirical studies which look at the effect of takeovers on employment, wages, productivity and innovation in the acquired firm are

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  • 2-October-2007

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    Essential Security Interests under International Investment Law

    Under many international agreements, states have negotiated language which provides that even when states have entered into treaty commitments, such commitments do not prevent them from taking measures in order to protect their essential security interests. This article analyses the frequency and scope of these provisions in international investment agreements and instruments to which OECD members are party; the way customary

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  • 25-September-2007

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Egypt

    In July 2007, Egypt became the 40th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. The adherents to the Declaration commit to providing national treatment to foreign investors and promoting responsible international business conduct. During this process, Egypt undertook a thorough review by OECD members of its international investment policies using the Policy Framework for

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  • 17-September-2007

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    2007 Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points: Report by the Chair

    This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 19-20 June 2007. IT provides an account of the actions the adhering governments have taken of the 12 months to June 2007 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.

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  • 9-September-2007

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    OECD-China Seminar on “Measuring Foreign Direct Investment to Promote a Harmonious Society”

    Jointly organised by the OECD and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), this seminar on took place on 9 September 2007, in Xiamen, China, on the occasion of the 11th China International Fair for Investment and Trade.

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  • 3-September-2007

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    The interaction between investment and services chapters in selected Regional Trade Agreements: Key findings

    This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS-inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and

  • 18-June-2007

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    Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the Financial Sector

    Organised in Paris on 18 June 2007, the annual OECD Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility focused on corporate responsibility practices and instruments in the financial sector.

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  • 18-June-2007

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    Investment Newsletter, June 2007, Issue 4

    Investment Newsletter, No. 4 highlights recent and ongoing work at the OECD addressing the new challenges of a global international investment environment. It includes articles reporting the latest FDI trends, a summary on progress made in our ‘freedom of investment’ project, an overview of newly developed OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure and the key findings from recent analytical work exploring the

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