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OECD Releases 2019 Corporate Governance Factbook

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Institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance are the topics for the 2019 Corporate Governance Factbook, released in June 2019 by the OECD.

The Factbook provides easily accessible and up-to-date information about the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks for worldwide corporate governance, and complements the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

It is intended for use by governments, regulators, and the private sector to compare their own frameworks with those of other countries. It also provides information on practices in specific jurisdictions.

The Factbook is divided into five main areas that are crucial for understanding how corporate governance functions in different jurisdictions:

  • The corporate and market landscape
  • The corporate governance and institutional framework
  • The rights and equitable treatment of shareholders and key ownership functions
  • The corporate board of directors
  • Mechanisms for flexibility and proportionality in corporate governance

The Factbook compiles information gathered from OECD, G20 and Financial Stability Board member delegates to the OECD Corporate Governance Committee and covers 49 jurisdictions, including all 36 OECD countries as well as Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Africa.

A complete copy can be downloaded here.

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