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  • 28-June-2016

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    OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Romania

    During the past few years, Romania has recovered well from the global financial crisis. However, the country still faces structural problems, including poor competitiveness, that limit economic growth. Against this background, the OECD Competition Assessment Project analysed legislation in three sectors of the Romanian economy: construction, transport and food processing. Using the OECD Competition Assessment Toolkit to structure the analysis, the OECD identified 227 problematic regulations and made 152 specific recommendations on legal provisions that should be amended or repealed. This report identifies the sources of those benefits and, where possible, provides quantitative estimates. If these recommendations are implemented, there should be benefits to consumers in Romania and to the Romanian economy in all three sectors.

  • 13-June-2016

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    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.
     

  • 9-June-2016

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    Launch of the OECD Business and Finance Outlook

    The 2016 edition looks at past over-investment in certain sectors, the reversal of the commodity "supercycle"; the implications of low interest rates for corporate and institutional investors; the productivity performance of companies; the profitability of clean energy projects; the fiscal incentives for R&D and innovation.

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  • 9-June-2016

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    OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016

    It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Indeed, the responses to the crisis seem mainly to have stopped the banks from failing and then pushed the many faces of the crisis around between regions—currently taking the form of excess capacity in emerging markets. Productivity growth raises income per head, allows companies to pay better wages and it raises demand to help to eliminate excess capacity and improve employment. However, this element is missing in the global corporate sector. The theme of this year’s Business and Finance Outlook is fragmentation: the inconsistent structures, policies, rules, laws and industry practices that appear to be blocking business efficiency and productivity growth.

  • 8-June-2016

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    Conference on optimising global value chains in environmental goods and services

    Paris, 8 June 2016: Public and private sector stakeholders will debate the policy barriers and drivers shaping trade and investment in renewable energy and other environmental goods and services in the context of global value chains.

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  • 8-June-2016

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    Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    This Global Forum strengthens the international dialogue on responsible business conduct and provides a ‌‌‌platform to exchange views on how to do well while doing no harm in an effort to contribute to sustainable development and enduring social progress. The 2016 Global Forum will focus on achieving meaningful impact through responsible business.

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  • 24-May-2016

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    Financing climate change action

    Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. Our latest report "Green Investment Banks: Scaling-up Private Investment in Low-carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure" will be released on 31 May 2016.

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  • 24-May-2016

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    OECD Green Investment Financing Forum

    The OECD Green Investment Financing Forum promotes dialogue between public and private sector towards the mobilisation of private investment financing for low carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure. Save the date: the 3rd Forum will be held on 13-14 October 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

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  • 12-May-2016

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    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.

  • 10-May-2016

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    10th Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

    10-12 May, Paris: The 2016 forum focused on compliance and implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, including how to maximise the positive impacts on livelihoods through due diligence; viable options for trade in artisanal and small-scale mined gold; and identifying and preventing the worst forms of child labour in the mineral supply chain.

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