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  • 18-November-2015

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    Do lower taxes encourage investment?

    Conventional wisdom holds that countries with lower taxes attract higher levels of foreign direct investment (FDI). At first glance, this intuitive assumption seems to be supported by the evidence but is this true?. Pierre Poret, Deputy Director of the OECD Financial and Enterprise Affairs Directorate takes a closer look.

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  • 18-November-2015

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    Climate change disclosure in G20 countries: Stocktaking of corporate reporting schemes

    This report on climate change disclosure in G20 countries takes stock of mandatory climate change reporting schemes in G20 countries and identifies commonalities and divergences between the various schemes.

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  • 16-November-2015

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    G20-OECD Report on G20 Investment Strategies: Volume II

    16 November 2015 - This document contains a compilation of responses from G20 and OECD countries outlining country-specific investment strategies. It is part of a report initiated by the G20 Turkish Presidency and prepared by the OECD, together with other international organisations and special contributions from Indonesia and Mexico.

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  • 16-November-2015

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    G20/OECD Report on G20 Investment Strategies: Highlights

    The OECD has produced assessments of country-specific investment strategies in G20 countries in order to improve the investment ecosystem, foster efficient infrastructure investment and support financing opportunities for SMEs. This booklet reproduces the highlights of these assessments which have been transmitted to G20 leaders for consideration at their Summit in November 2015..

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  • 2-November-2015

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    Report on G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2015

    This report by OECD and UNCTAD compiles G20 investment measures taken between 2 April 2009 and 15 October 2015.

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  • 2-November-2015

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    Monitoring investment and trade measures

    G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.

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  • 29-October-2015

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    FDI in Figures, October 2015

    Global FDI flows picked up in the first half of 2015, increasing by 13% compared to the second half of 2014. If we exclude the drop in the first half of 2014, global flows have been on a rising trend since the first half of 2013.

  • 28-October-2015

    English

    New Approaches to SME and Entrepreneurship Financing - Broadening the Range of Instruments

    Bank lending is the most common source of external finance for many SMEs and entrepreneurs, yet has proven challenging to newer, innovative and fast growing companies, as well as to those undertaking important transitions in their activities or seeking to de-leverage and improve their capital structures.

    This report maps a broad range of external financing techniques to address diverse needs in varying circumstances, including asset-based finance, alternative debt, hybrid instruments, and equity instruments. It further highlights key enabling factors for their development, discusses major market trends and obstacles to SME uptake, and suggests some key areas of policy action to overcome challenges to market development.

  • 19-October-2015

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    The OECD’s Revised Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment: Better data for better policy

    Let’s start with a quiz. Which country is the second biggest direct investor in China? Who are the largest investors in India and Russia? You probably won’t believe it, but the answers are

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  • 19-October-2015

    English

    OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment - 4th Edition

    This edition provides operational guidelines on how foreign direct investment (FDI) activity should be measured and sets the world standard for direct collecting investment statistics.

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