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Conclusions Of The OECD Meeting

Sunday, 30 May 2010, 11:42 am | OECD

On the occasion of the 2010 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), we, Ministers, have assembled under the Chairmanship of the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the Vice-Chairmanship of Australia and Norway. More >>

France: Further Structural Reforms Key To Recovery

Saturday, 22 May 2010, 10:58 am | OECD

France is well-placed to recover strongly from the economic crisis providing it strengthens its public finances by cutting spending and reforming its pension system. More >>

Average tax burden on workers’ earnings fell

Thursday, 13 May 2010, 9:27 am | OECD

11/05/2010 - Average tax and social security burdens on employment incomes fell slightly in 24 out of 30 OECD countries last year as governments struggled to shore up faltering economies amid the worst recession in decades. But whether this trend will continue ... More >>

Italy: Market Dynamics

Wednesday, 5 May 2010, 10:32 am | OECD

Italy has made significant progress in cutting regulatory costs, liberalising product markets and modernising its public administrations in recent years. But it must continue along the path of regulatory reform to make its economy more competitive and speed ... More >>

Germany: Improve regulation for Better economy

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 5:22 pm | OECD

Germany needs a comprehensive strategy for managing regulation in order to encourage innovation and entrepreneurialism and open up new sources of growth, according to the OECD. More >>

Tax transparency: Country-by-country reviews

Friday, 19 March 2010, 12:06 pm | OECD

The international fight against cross-border tax evasion has entered a new phase with the launch by countries participating in the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information of a peer review process covering a first group of 15 jurisdictions: ... More >>

Communiqué from the Ministers

Saturday, 27 February 2010, 3:48 pm | OECD

Policy Principles for Food and Agriculture and Guidance Concerning the Strategic Orientation of Future Work to be Undertaken by OECD- (Text agreed by representatives of the OECD countries, the EU and of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Romania, the Russian ... More >>

Oz must boost productivity through regulation

Monday, 15 February 2010, 2:59 pm | OECD

Strong regulatory frameworks and sound policies have helped Australia weather the global crisis better than most OECD countries. But further efforts are needed to harmonise regulations, strengthen competition and streamline infrastructure regulation ... More >>

Key To Israel’s Long-Term Economic Growth

Thursday, 21 January 2010, 10:12 am | OECD

Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its ... More >>

Framework For Overhaul Of Financial Regulation

Friday, 4 December 2009, 9:46 am | OECD

The OECD has established a set of key principles to guide financial policy makers as they look to fundamental reform that will achieve strong, resilient financial systems that play their part in driving economic growth. Among the issues they address ... More >>

Squeeze On Public Budgets Boosting E-Government

Friday, 20 November 2009, 11:37 am | OECD

The squeeze on public budgets in the wake of the economic crisis is driving governments to rethink their approach to online government services or “e-government” as public authorities seek increased efficiency, according to new OECD analysis. More >>

Doing Better for Children: NZ Country Highlights

Thursday, 3 September 2009, 11:00 am | OECD

Outcomes for New Zealand children are weak in several key areas, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children. Co‐author of the OECD report Mr Dominic Richardson concludes that “New Zealand needs to take a stronger policy focus on ... More >>

Spend early on children, says OECD

Thursday, 3 September 2009, 10:55 am | OECD

Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first-ever report on child well-being ... More >>

OECD Health Data 2009

Monday, 13 July 2009, 11:36 am | OECD

The number of doctors per capita increased 2% per year on average across OECD countries between 1990 and 2007, but in some countries the trend is reversing. More >>

"Green Growth" As The Way Out Of The Crisis

Friday, 26 June 2009, 12:40 pm | OECD

OECD – Paris, 25 June 2009 - The world’s main economies are looking to “green growth” as the way forward out of the current crisis, opening up new prospects for climate-change negotiations ahead of the 15th Conference of the Parties of the ... More >>

Damage From Crisis Likely To Be Long-Lasting

Thursday, 25 June 2009, 2:16 pm | OECD

The slowdown in OECD economies is reaching the bottom following the deepest decline for more than 60 years, says the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook . But recovery is likely to be weak and fragile, and the economic and social damage caused by the ... More >>

Slump In Cross-Border Investment

Thursday, 25 June 2009, 2:10 pm | OECD

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into 17 OECD countries, including France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, fell by 50% in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the last quarter of 2008, according to estimates by the OECD released at the OECD ... More >>

Russia: Step In OECD Membership Negotiations

Thursday, 25 June 2009, 2:08 pm | OECD

Russia formally launched negotiations for its future accession to the OECD by submitting a detailed “Initial Memorandum” setting out where it stands in relation to the policy standards and practices that are basic criteria for membership of the Organisation. More >>

Unemployment In OECD To Approach 10% In 2010

Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 11:17 am | OECD

23 June 2009 - Unemployment in OECD countries will continue to rise well into 2010, with the average unemployment rate approaching 10%, up from 7.8% in April, according to new OECD projections. More >>

Governments Must Work Together For Green Growth

Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 11:07 am | OECD

Governments around the world must work together for a new “green growth” paradigm based on low-carbon economic development, Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo told participants at this year’s OECD Forum. More >>



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