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  • 4-February-2015

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    Reforms can support growth and equity in Belgium, OECD says

    The Belgian economy has returned to growth and continues scoring well on broader measures of well-being, but further reforms will be needed to secure fiscal sustainability while promoting employment and competitiveness, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Belgium 2015.

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  • 28-January-2015

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    Reforms needed to boost productivity and accelerate convergence in Estonia, OECD says

    The underlying strengths of the Estonian economy have helped it bounce back from the crisis, but some challenges remain to finding a steeper, more inclusive and more sustainable growth path, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Estonia.

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  • 22-January-2015

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    OECD bolsters relationship with Kazakhstan – Signs Kazakhstan Country Programme Agreement

    The OECD and the Government of Kazakhstan are signing today in Davos a Memorandum of Understanding on a two-year Country Programme, which will support an ambitious set of reforms of Kazakhstan’s policies and institutions.

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  • 14-January-2015

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    Colombia needs a comprehensive tax reform to boost investment and diversify the economy, OECD says

    The Colombian economy has done remarkably well over the last decade, consistently ranking among the fastest-growing countries in Latin America, but a comprehensive tax reform that promotes investment and diversifies the economy is now needed to put the country on a path toward stronger, sustainable and inclusive growth, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Colombia.

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  • 14-January-2015

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    Building on rural sector is key for economic modernisation in Myanmar, says OECD

    Improving Myanmar's agricultural sector by building up food processing activities and related services could help the transformation of the country's economy, to a more modern one able to produce higher-value goods for export, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-January-2015

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    Mexico has a unique opportunity to boost growth and share prosperity more widely, according to the OECD

    Mexico now has the chance to dramatically boost growth rates and resume convergence of its living standards towards those of advanced economies, reduce pervasive labour market informality and drive down high rates of poverty and income inequality.

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  • 18-December-2014

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    Norway has some good measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but significant weaknesses undermine overall effectiveness, says FATF

    Norway has taken some good initiatives to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but needs to establish overarching policies and strategies, and address significant weaknesses in a number of key areas, according to a new report by the Financial Action Task Force.

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  • 28-November-2014

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    OECD’s Gurría commends Greece’s reforms at meeting with Minister Skrekas

    Meeting Greece’s Minister of Development and Competitiveness Mr. Kostas Skrekas today, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría said the Greek government’s reform programme was already showing positive results.

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  • 25-November-2014

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    Stronger policy response needed to avoid risks to growth, especially in the euro area, says OECD in latest Economic Outlook

    Modest global economic forecasts, continuing high unemployment, and downshifts in potential output,should spur governments with a greater sense of urgency to fully employ monetary, fiscal and structural policy levers to support growth, notably in Europe, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.

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  • 19-November-2014

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    Angel Gurría congratulates new Indonesian President for cutting fuel subsidies

    Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD congratulated the newly elected President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, for taking a bold first step in his economic reform agenda by substantially cutting fuel subsidies.

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