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A collapse in international investment flows in Europe may be a canary in the coal mine for the region's economy: Guest commentary by Michael Gestrin of the OECD in the US and European editions of Bloomberg Brief on 11 November 2014.
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Global FDI flows collapsed with the global financial crisis in 2008 and remain 40% below pre-crisis levels. A major reason for this is the EU. While FDI flows in the rest of the world recovered by 2010, the EU continues to struggle due to structural factors that are undermining the quality of the EU’s investment environment. The paper analyses why and puts forward policy options. It is part of the Investment Insights series.
G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.
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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 16 February and 15 September 2014. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 21 held on 14 October 2014.
The objective of the OECD Eurasia Week is to build on prior work in the region and create an opportunity to further strengthen the relations between the countries of the Eurasia region and the OECD. It is also an opportunity to raise the visibility of the enhanced co-operation on a broad spectrum of thematic issues relevant to further improving the region’s competitiveness.
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This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2014.
International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies. The OECD's Freedom of Investment process brings together some 55 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies at regular roundtables.
The Capital Movements Code provides a balanced framework for capital account openness. It is the only multilateral legal instrument with comprehensive coverage of capital movements. This includes inflows and outflows, long-term and short-term operations.
The Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) has been extensively used in dozens of countries since it was first endorsed in 2006. The OECD is currently conducting a multi-stakeholder update of this instrument ensure its continued impact in a world that has significantly changed over the past seven years.
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This report publishes the country lists of measures other than “exceptions to national treatment” notified for transparency purposes by adherents to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. Lists of exceptions under the National Treatment instrument are published in a separate document available at www.oecd.org/daf/inv/investment-policy/nti.htm.