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  • 13-June-2016

    English

    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Ukraine 2016

    Ukraine’s post-Maidan authorities have embarked upon an ambitious reform programme to improve the country’s framework for investment and strengthen the country as an attractive investment destination. This review, which was prepared in close cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities in response to their 2011 request to adhere to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (OECD Declaration), analyses the general investment framework as well as recent reform, and shows where further efforts are necessary. It assesses Ukraine’s ability to comply with the principles of openness, transparency and non-discrimination and its policy convergence with international investment standards such as the OECD Declaration. In light of the recently updated OECD Policy Framework for Investment, it also studies other areas such as investment promotion and facilitation, infrastructure development; financial sector development and responsible business conduct practices. In the scarcely two years since a new attempt at economic reforms was launched in earnest, Ukraine has made quite important progress in introducing a modern legal framework for investment. But additional efforts are required in some policy areas to reaffirm Ukraine’s attractiveness for investors.
     

  • 30-May-2016

    English

    Aircraft Sector Understanding : Cape Town Convention (CTC) Contracting Parties Qualifying for a CTC Discount

    The list of states qualifying for the Cape Town Convention discount, as agreed to date by the Participants to the ASU.

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  • 26-May-2016

    English

    Business brief: The ascendancy of digital trade: A new world order?

    We are so used to all things digital that we can sometimes lose sight of just how enormous the phenomenon has become, and how disruptive it can be.

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  • 25-May-2016

    English

    World trade: Why ministers must act

    Creeping protectionism is alive and well. Last year’s monitoring report on trade for the G20 reminded us that of the nearly 1,500 trade-restrictive measures imposed by G20 countries since 2008, fewer than 400 have been removed. The stock of these barriers continues to grow, despite a pledge by the G20 to reduce protectionism.

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  • 12-May-2016

    English

    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Philippines 2016

    This review assesses the overall investment climate in the Philippines, looking at investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, competition policy, infrastructure investment and responsible business conduct. The Review documents successful reform episodes over the past 25 years in the Philippines, assesses their impact and suggests areas for further reforms. It looks at how to raise investment levels by both foreign and domestic enterprises and at how to ensure that such investment contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth. The current macroeconomic situation in the Philippines is favourable, remittances are high, the business process outsource industry is booming, and the new Competition Act will help to make the domestic market more competitive. The Review argues for one further reform push to ease the many restrictions on foreign investors in the Philippines so as to provide an investment climate where all firms can invest and grow.

  • 9-May-2016

    English, Excel, 636kb

    Historical Commercial Interest Reference Rates (CIRR)

    This excel file contains all the historical interest rates used in the Export Credits. These include CIRR since 1983, ASU CIRR since 2007, RESU CIRR since 2009 and NSU CIRR since 2009 - version dated 9 May 2016.

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  • 9-May-2016

    English, PDF, 354kb

    Minimum Interest Rates for Nuclear Power Plants Projects

    Minimum interest rates to apply to official financing support for export credits covered by the nuclear power plants Understanding (Annex II of the Arrangement).

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  • 9-May-2016

    English, Excel, 356kb

    Minimum Interest Rates for Renewable Energy, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Water Projects

    Minimum interest rates to apply to official financing support for export credits covered by the renewable energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation and water projects Sector Understanding (Annex IV of the Arrangement)

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  • 9-May-2016

    English, PDF, 344kb

    CIRR (Commercial Interest Reference Rates)

    The Commercial Interest Reference Rates valid from 15 May 2016 to 14 June 2016 have been published.

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  • 9-May-2016

    English, PDF, 345kb

    ASU CIRR: Commercial Interest Reference Rates for Civil Aircraft

    The Commercial Interest Reference Rates for Civil Aircraft valid from 15 May 2016 to 14 June 2016

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