Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.
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Read the speech by OECD Deputy Secretary General, Aart de Geus, during the opening session of the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Bahrain on 9-11 January 2011.
Double Taxation Convention Signed by the Governments of Bahrain and Mexico
Over the past five years the MENA region has made a strong commitment to the reform of public governance. What have been the driving forces behind these reforms?
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OECD-MENA Women's Business Forum: A Platform for Empowering Women in Business
The regional workshop on “Strengthening Integrity in the Private Sector in Arab Countries” will be held in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, on 16-17 March 2010. The workshop is hosted by the MENA Centre for Investment under the patronage of the Bahrain Economic Development Board. It is supported through a collaborative effort between the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) MENA Investment Programme and the
The Kingdom of Bahrain has recently signed double taxation conventions with Bulgaria (26 June 2009) and Austria (2 July 2009) that provide for exchange of information in accordance with the OECD standard. These agreements bring to 12 the number of agreements that Bahrain has signed that meet the OECD standard. As a result, Bahrain can be considered as having substantially implemented the internationally agreed standard in this area.
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme is working on two new initiatives aimed at private sector development in the MENA region. The MENA-OECD Business Council and the MENA 100 Business Plan Competition.
A protocol to the existing Bahrain-France Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation was signed today in Paris.
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme seeks to mobilise investment—foreign, regional and domestic—as a driving force for growth, stability and prosperity throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This programme is part of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development (www.oecd.org/mena).