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  • 6-November-2012

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    Improving the tax system in Indonesia

    Indonesia has come a long way in improving its tax system over the last decade, both in terms of revenues raised and administrative efficiency. Nonetheless, the tax take is still low, given the need for more spending on infrastructure and social protection.

  • 31-October-2012

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    Global Perspectives Conference: Development Beyond 2015 – Sustainable, Equitable and Truly Global

    The Secretary-General presents the OECD’s views on “new approaches to economic development” at the 4th Annual Global Perspectives Conference, one of the most important gatherings of Civil Society Organisations.

  • 31-October-2012

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    Public policy and resource allocation: evidence from firms in OECD countries

    The correlation between a firm’s size and its productivity level varies considerably across OECD countries, suggesting that some countries are more successful at channelling resources to high productivity firms than others.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    Germany and the Euro Area: Addressing the Competitiveness Challenge - OECD report presented to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Restoring competitiveness is one of the key challenges to bring European economies back on a path of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. Europe could improve its growth prospects by implementing a strategic reform agenda with a broad range of policy reforms to increase productivity, dynamism and employment.

  • 29-October-2012

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    Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, met with the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD

    The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD on Monday 29th October.

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  • 24-October-2012

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    First meeting of the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) Group

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens the first meeting of the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) Group, an organisation-wide reflection process on the roots and lessons from the crisis with the aim of catalysing a process of continuous improvement of our analytical frameworks and policy advice. This meeting serves as a first step to get expert feedback and inputs to identify priorities for the way forward.

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  • 19-October-2012

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    Measuring well-being needs to be at the heart of policy-making, says OECD World Forum

    A major step forward towards putting the measurement of well-being at the heart of policy-making was taken at a four-day international conference which ended in New Delhi today.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Promoting SME development in Indonesia

    Micro, small and medium-sized firms (MSMEs) are a key source of employment and economic growth in Indonesia. They contributed to the country’s economic resilience during the 2008-09 financial crisis.

  • 17-October-2012

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    Public debt, economic growth and nonlinear effects: myth or reality?

    The economics profession seems to increasingly endorse the existence of a strongly negative nonlinear effect of public debt on economic growth. Reinhart and Rogoff (2010) were the first to point out that a public debt to GDP ratio higher than 90% of GDP is associated with considerably lower economic performance in advanced and emerging economies alike.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Portugal: rebalancing the economy and returning to growth through job creation and better capital allocation

    Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.

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