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FRANCE: OECD encourages French government to pursue the ongoing structural reforms to boost growth

Francois Hollande discours organisations internationales

17 October 2014 Full implementation of the structural reforms adopted and announced in France would boost potential annual economic growth by one third, or 0.4 percentage points per year over ten years, according to the OECD. Read more

REGIONS: Poorer regions struggling to catch up in advanced economies

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6 October 2014 Living standards continue to diverge within many economically advanced countries as poorer regions struggle to catch up with richer ones. Half of the 34 OECD countries have seen the income gap between their best-off and worst-off regions widen since the 2008 crisis, according to new OECD research. Read more

WELL-BEING: How Was Life? shows long-term progress in key areas of well-being

2 October 2014 People’s well-being has generally progressed since the early 20th century across a large part of the world, according to How Was Life? Global Well-Being since 1820. The study presents for the first time systematic evidence of trends in areas such as health, education, inequality, the environment and personal security over the past 200 years. Read more

ENVIRONMENT: Under-taxing drivers is bad for environment and health

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30 September 2014 Advanced economies are pushing up carbon emissions, traffic congestion and air pollution by under-taxing company cars and diesel fuel, according to new OECD research. Read more

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

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French President Hollande meets international organisations at OECD

The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of five international economic organisations at the OECD on Friday 17th October to discuss the challenges facing the global economy.

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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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