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Real estate has long been the preferred choice of criminals for hiding ill-gotten gains, and manipulating property prices is one of the oldest known ways to transfer proceeds illegally between parties to a deal. Tax fraud schemes are often closely linked with these activities.
Identity related crime is a serious and increasing risk in many countries although its impact is variable. Some countries estimate that identity fraud overall costs their economies billions of dollars and is becoming more organised and more sophisticated. This report provides the results of a survey of 19 countries to assess the tax crime and money laundering vulnerabilities associated with identity fraud.
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This report outlines the Czech Republic's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Poland's Phase 2 examination in October 2006.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.
In his remarks delivered in Rome, Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.
At a meeting with Slovak Economists, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD has developed a strategic response to deal with the current situation, while at the same time addressing the interaction between different policy actions in our economies.
Angel Gurría shares his views about issues on the 2009 Davos agenda. Beyond short-term expediency, politicians must figure out how to set a long-term course for the global economy. Along with more effective regulation, we need fairer social policies and an end to the bottlenecks that block competition and innovation and hamper sustainable growth. We must also find ways for governments to exit from their massive emergency interventions
Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.
OECD anti-corruption regional actions focus on countries not party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by promoting international anti-corruption instruments in order to strengthen regional capacity to fight corruption.
Lobbying is the worldwide practice of influencing decision making process by special interests. Lobbying provides decision makers with valuable data and insight for more informed decisions and also enables stakeholders’ voices to be heard.