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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.

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  • 6-November-2012

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    Unleashing business innovation in Canada

    This paper discusses how to improve Canada’s business innovation in order to boost labour productivity and output growth. Many general framework conditions are highly favourable to business risk taking and innovation, including macro stability, openness, strong human capital, low corporate tax rates, low barriers to firm entry and flexible labour markets.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    “Better Policies” series: Addressing the Competitiveness Challenges in Germany and the Euro Area - October 2012

    The current crisis and deteriorating growth prospects in many countries make a competiveness enhancing reform agenda a conditio sine qua non to kick-off the European economy.

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  • 30-October-2012

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    Joint press release by Federal Chancellor, OECD, WTO, ILO, IMF and World Bank Group

    Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the occasion of their meeting on 30 October 2012 in Berlin.

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  • 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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