Publications & Documents


  • 12-December-2006

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    NEPAD-OECD Roundtable on Mobilising Private Investment in Africa in Support of Development: Laying the Foundations for Sustained Progress

    The NEPAD-OECD Roundtable in Brazzaville on 12-13 December 2006 focused on mobilising private investment in Africa using the Policy Framework for Investment, a new tool to assist governments to mobilise private investment, and to the development of which African countries contributed.

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  • 11-December-2006

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    Recent developments in China's policies towards cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

    This supplement to the 2006 Investment Policy Review of China provides an assessment of the latest developments in China's policies towards cross-border M&As.

  • 7-December-2006

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    OECD's FDI regulatory restrictiveness index: Revision and extension to more economies - Working Paper 2006/4

    This working paper provides a revised measure of regulatory restrictions on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for OECD countries and extends the approach to 13 non-member countries.

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  • 6-December-2006

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    Final Official Development Assistance (ODA) Data for 2005

    Final data on aid flows in 2005 reveal that underlying aid flows to the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa have stalled. Official development assistance from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee, which groups the world’s major donors, reached USD 106.8 billion in 2005, a record high. But USD 22.7 billion of this was for debt relief, mostly for Iraq and Nigeria. Official humanitarian aid also rose (to USD 8.7

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  • 6-December-2006

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    Third OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Summary of Discussions

    The third OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries took place in Paris on 6 December 2006. This document by the OECD Secretariat summarises findings from the discussions so far.

  • 1-December-2006

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    Conducting business in weak governance zones - 2006 Annual Report on the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 39 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2006 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. One highlight of this reporting period was the completion of guidance for companies operating in weak governance zones.

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  • 8-November-2006

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    The Investment Policy Perspective on the Internationalisation of SMEs

    This speech focuses on the role played by FDI in the internationalisation of SMEs and the obstacles limiting this process, as well as the implications for international investment policy and how OECD work on investment helps SMEs to thrive. It was delivered on the occasion of the OECD-APEC Global Conference for the Removal of Barriers to SME Access to International Markets which took place in Athens on 8 November 2006,

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  • 6-November-2006

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    OECD Global Forum on International Investment “Enhancing the investment climate: the case of infrastructure”

    Istanbul, Turkey, 6-7 November 2006: The 2006 Global Forum on International Investment focused on international investor participation in infrastructure and investment policy using the Policy Framework for Investment.

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  • 6-November-2006

    English

    OECD/Turkey Investment Roundtable: Concrete Steps to Enhance the Turkish Investment Climate

    This Roundtable discussed Turkey’s recent experience with strategies for enhancing the enabling environment for investment, focusing on the relevant aspects of regulatory reform and their impact on the investment climate.

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  • 23-October-2006

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    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements - Working Paper 2006/3

    Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.

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