Speeches / Presentations


18-July-2014

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B20 Panel: The next wave of global investment: what and where?

Since the start of the crisis, a growing number of OECD countries have been reporting declining inward and outward FDI, a phenomenon that could be described as ‘investment de-globalisation’. Governments must take immediate and vigorous action to reverse such trends by removing unnecessary barriers and complexities that hinder investment, said OECD Secretary-General.

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9-June-2014

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Plenary Session on Long-Term Investment

Solving the long-term investment ‘puzzle’ must, by its very nature, be a joint effort between public and private sectors. Policymakers need to partner with institutional investors to find workable solutions, said OECD Secretary-General in Montreal.

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1-October-2013

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Costa Rica’s adherence to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

Today, Costa Rica becomes the 45th country to adhere to the Declaration. This commitment is further evidence of Costa Rica’s strong pledge to create an attractive climate for investment, to build on previous efforts which have already contributed substantially to the country’s economic progress. It is also an important step to strengthen the growing ties between Costa Rica and the OECD, said Angel Gurría.

4-June-2013

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OECD Secretary-General statement on events in Bangladesh

The OECD is deeply saddened by the tragedy at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Our hearts go out to all of those affected. This event is a dramatic wakeup call for the international textile industry, governments, and other stakeholders to address the risks before they result in tragedies such as this.

25-April-2013

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Third Annual High-Level Conference on Anti-corruption: G20 Governments and Business - Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

The fight against corruption is one of the most important challenges facing the international community. This is not only a moral battle. It is also a stride for business efficiency, the effectiveness of the public administration, and ultimately for growth and development, said OECD Secretary-General.

19-April-2013

English

Financing for Investment (Washington, April 2013)

We are witnessing an increasingly worrying disconnect between buoyant financial markets on the one hand and a stubbornly weak real economy leading to uncertain prospects for companies, and enduring economic hardship for people, said OECD Secretary-General.

18-February-2013

English

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Financing for Investment

The OECD has much to offer to the G20 and can help the Presidency to deliver concrete and meaningful outcomes on the issue of financing for investment, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

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23-January-2013

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Business for Society in MENA and Eurasia: Towards a Framework for Action

The revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are here to sustain a culture of responsible business conduct worldwide. They empower enterprises to meet their responsibilities toward society and provide clearer expectations for companies. This reduces uncertainty and makes doing “good” business easier.

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12-October-2012

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Deauville Partnership: OECD’s work on economic governance across the MENA region

Secretary-General Angel Gurría discusses the efforts of the OECD to support Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and other MENA countries to restore investor confidence, tackle unemployment and foster policy conditions for strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

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9-October-2012

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Capital flow management and liberalisation: the role of international co-operation

Secretary-General Angel Gurría discussed how co-operation is key in order to best use international capital flows as a tool to finance growth and development that make our economies more prosperous and resilient while dealing with their challenges.

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