Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance in Asia

‌Asia is rapidly growing into the world’s largest stock market. Today more than half of the world’s listed companies are from Asia. The magnitude of this change is reshaping the characteristics of the global capital market, which is also becoming more integrated. Consequently, OECD closely monitors these developments through an extensive programme that includes comparative data and analysis across a wide range of capital market issues, such as primary equity markets, corporate bonds, capital market structures and the activities of financial services providers. Based on the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance — endorsed by all economies hosting Asia’s largest stock markets — the OECD-Asia programme also hosts an ongoing multilateral dialogue to identify good practices, enhance private sector competitiveness and support a smooth integration of Asia’s growing capital markets into the global economy.

State-Owned Enterprises

OECD-Asia Pacific Network on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

In support of economic growth and competitiveness, the Network provides a forum to share experiences, identify good practices and develop recommendations for reform to improve state ownership practices and strengthen the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises. The OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises supports this work. 

Corporate Finance in Asia

Asian corporations and their ability to access financing deserve special attention due to their importance in global markets, their integration into regional and global supply chains, and their ownership structures. This report covers some of the long-term trends observed in the listed corporate sector and capital markets in Asia.

Regional policy dialogue

OECD-Asia Roundtable on Corporate Governance

Established in 1999, the OECD-Asia Roundtable on Corporate Governance serves as a regional forum for exchanging experiences and advancing the reform agenda on corporate governance while promoting awareness and use of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.