Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance in Asia

‌Asia is rapidly growing into the world’s largest stock market. Today more than half of the world’s listed companies are from Asia. The magnitude of this change is reshaping the characteristics of the global capital market, which is also becoming more integrated. Consequently, OECD closely monitors these developments through an extensive programme that includes comparative data and analysis across a wide range of capital market issues, such as primary equity markets, corporate bonds, capital market structures and the activities of financial services providers. Based on the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance that are endorsed by all economies hosting Asia’s largest stock markets, the OECD-Asia programme also hosts an ongoing multilateral dialogue to identify good practices, enhance private sector competitiveness and support a smooth integration of Asia’s growing capital markets into the global economy.

Regional policy dialogue

OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance

Established in 1999, the OECD-Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance serves as a regional forum for exchanging experiences and advancing the reform agenda on corporate governance while promoting awareness and use of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

Corporate Finance in Asia

Stock exchanges in Asia have emerged as the world's fastest growing trading venues for listed stocks and several domestic investment banks in the region are becoming global actors. Launched in 2017, this annual review follows and analyses trends in Asian public equity markets.

State-Owned Enterprises

OECD-Asia Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
In support of economic growth and competitiveness, the Network provides a forum to share experiences, identify good practices and develop recommendations for reform to improve state ownership practices and strengthen the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises. The OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises supports this work.