The Secretary-General attended the China Development Forum and also presented the Chinese edition of the OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2016: Towards a New Partnership with China as well as the report “Policies for Sound and Effective Investment in China”.
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This brochure provides just a glimpse of the scope, depth and richness of our joint work with China. In 2016, our co-operation is intensifying as the OECD works closely with China in support of its G20 presidency, to build together an “Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy”.
The Secretary-General spoke at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, the G20 High-Level Seminar on Structural Reform, and also presented the OECD report Going for Growth 2016.
Achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive, with only a modest recovery in advanced economies and slower activity in emerging markets, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.
The State continues to remain an important shareholder in listed companies worldwide, especially among emerging economies, which rely increasingly on mixed-ownership models. With the benefit of hindsight and more recent examples, this book provides fresh perspectives on the motivation to list state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the process it entails. Drawing from the experiences of five economies (People's Republic of China, India, New Zealand, Poland and Turkey), the book concludes that broadened ownership generally has a positive impact on the governance and performance of these companies. However, country practices show that the act of listing cannot guarantee that these companies are completely averse to State interests; and deviations from sound corporate governance practices, as enshrined in the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs, can in some cases, raise concerns with regards to non-State shareholder rights, commercial orientation, board independence, conflicting State objectives, transparency, disclosure and more.
Latin America’s GDP growth slowdown deepened and is expected to be negative in 2015. For a second consecutive year, Latin America falls behind the average growth of OECD countries after a full decade of convergence with advanced economies, according to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016.
H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, paid a historic visit to the OECD to deliver a keynote address and sign cooperation agreements to bolster ongoing collaboration.
In a historic visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the OECD in Paris, the People’s Republic of China today decided to enhance longstanding collaboration with the OECD and to join the OECD Development Centre.
Taxation is a key tool by which governments can influence energy use to contain its environmental impacts. This report provides a systematic analysis of the structure and level of energy taxes in OECD and selected other countries, including China; together, they cover 80% of global energy use.
Ministers expressed full support for the OECD’s global relations strategy, as an essential element to increase its impact and relevance. This strategy has been the centrepiece of Secretary-General Angel Gurría’s vision to transform the Organisation into a more inclusive, global policy network and a prime forum for evidence-based policy exchange and global standard setting.