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TAX: A co-ordinated international approach to combat avoidance by multinationals

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presenting the OECD's recommendations to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises (BEPS)

16 September 2014 The OECD has released its first recommendations for new international rules to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises under the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. Read more

ECONOMY: Global growth continuing at a moderate pace

15 September 2014 A moderate expansion is underway in most major advanced and emerging economies, but growth remains weak in the euro area, which runs the risk of prolonged stagnation if further steps are not taken to boost demand, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Watch the live webcast of the press conference. Read more

EDUCATION: Educational mobility starts to slow in industrialised world

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9 September 2014 Access to education continues to expand worldwide but the socio-economic divisions between tertiary-educated adults and the rest of society are growing. Governments must do more to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to a good education early in life, according to a new OECD report. Read more

SPAIN: On the road to recovery, but challenges remain

8 September 2014 The Spanish economy is emerging from a protracted recession, marked by a return to moderate growth and rising international competitiveness. To ensure a sustainable recovery and a return to lower levels of unemployment, full implementation of ongoing structural reforms is needed, according to the latest Economic Survey of Spain. Read more

AGRICULTURE: Move away from market-distorting farm support

4 September 2014 Government support for agriculture in OECD countries remained on a downward trend in 2013, yet much of this support is still in a form that distorts markets, according to the OECD’s latest agricultural policy monitoring report. Read more

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Cities and Climate Change

Photo © www.shutterstock.com OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg have reaffirmed their commitment to support international cities’ efforts to lead in the global fight against climate change — and called for national support to make this happen.

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OECD Better Life Index

Japanese users of the Better Life Index worry most about safety, Latin Americans strive for better education, and Danes want to be happy – shows a new interactive map based on user indexes. Explore to find out what’s ranking high in your country and share your own!

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