OECD data for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in the first quarter of 2018 reveal that global FDI outflows fell to USD 136 billion from USD 242 billion in the previous quarter. OECD's Maria Borga analyses the cause of this precipitous drop.
As the digital technologies transforming the global business landscape reach deeper into the non-digital economy, the OECD’s Michael Gestrin and Julia Staudt look at potential implications for multinational enterprises and international investment.
In the context of global discussions on Investor-State Dispute Settlement reform, the OECD’s David Gaukrodger looks at why adjudicator selection is attracting attention.
State-owned enterprises in the energy sector are major producers of greenhouse gases. But new research shows that they are also driving the growth of renewables, particularly in the electricity sector. Dirk Röttgers and Bill Below look at why SOEs must play a more substantial role in steering decarbonisation efforts towards the 2 degree goal.
Riding the wave of technological innovation in finance, the robo-advice model has emerged as one potential solution to increase the accessibility and affordability of getting help to invest savings for retirement. OECD's Jessica Mosher looks at the potential benefits, risks and challenges.
‘Fearless Girl’, the diminutive and plucky bronze statue that’s been staring down the 3-ton ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall Street for the past year, has become a symbol for gender diversity in corporate leadership. What kind of world can she expect to find when she enters the job market some years from now?
For most of the past half century, countries around the world have gradually opened up to foreign investment, and with good effect. However, since the 2000s, a new and opposing trend has emerged: the screening and review of foreign investment projects, particularly those by state-owned enterprises (SOEs), to mitigate risks to national security.
Today the debate rages about whether the decline in living standards is due to the effects of globalisation or to poor domestic policies. This article argues that key corporate and financial issues must be addressed if globalisation is to work better for all.