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Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010

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This second edition of the OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation. This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries. Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology. In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.

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Source and destination of foreign direct investment stocks

The analysis by partner country indicates the interdependence of economies. OECD countries’ overseas investments are traditionally concentrated on investments in non-resident enterprises located within the OECD area. Non-OECD countries attract only a smaller portion of OECD capital and their share in the total outward investment position of OECD countries has grown more slowly than overall investments in the OECD area.

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