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27-January-2009

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Realising South Africa’s employment potential

Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.

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27-January-2009

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Making the most of Norwegian schools

Traditionally, the Norwegian compulsory education system has focused strongly on the linked goals of equal opportunities to learn, comprehensive and inclusive education.

27-January-2009

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The world needs to rewrite the rules of finance and global business

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

23-January-2009

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Financial crises: Past lessons and policy implications

This overview paper examines the financial crisis in light of past country experience and economic theory and draws preliminary policy recommendations.

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22-January-2009

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Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

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.

19-January-2009

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The challenge of the financial crisis and faith in multilateralism

The crisis has shown the vulnerability of a global economy based on the idea that ever increasing production and consumption were the key to success, says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

16-January-2009

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Can the financial sector continue to be the main growth engine in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg is today one of the main international centres for investment funds. Besides the sector’s direct and indirect employment effects, the most important effect is the large tax revenue generating capacity of the sector, accounting directly for over 20% of aggregate tax revenues.

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14-January-2009

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Launch of Euro area economic survey

According to Mr. Gurría, the first decade of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has been a success, but the onset of recession amid ongoing financial turmoil has created new challenges for monetary and fiscal policy implementation, liquidity management and the regulation and supervision of European financial institutions.

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14-January-2009

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Economic crisis: The long term starts now

Can 2009 bring a ray of light to lift the gloom and end the severest financial and economic crisis in decades? The OECD is working with the world’s governments and international organisations to stop recent market and policy failures from happening again.

14-January-2009

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Economic Survey of the Euro Area 2009

The first decade of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has been a success, but the onset of recession amid ongoing financial turmoil has created new challenges.

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