The scope and ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals offer a unique opportunity for ending poverty, protecting our environment, and realising sustainable development for all. What brings us together today is the belief that trade will play a critical role in making this happen. It is, therefore, my great pleasure to present the joint OECD/WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance publication, which focuses on reducing trade costs.
Esta es una gran oportunidad para compartir con ustedes nuestra perspectiva del panorama económico internacional y de cómo vemos a México, pero también para escuchar sus opiniones sobre los desafíos que enfrenta nuestro país y ver cómo podemos ayudar más.
C’est pour moi un grand honneur de m’adresser à la Délégation à la prospective du Sénat de la France, pays hôte de l’OCDE. La France est un acteur majeur de la gouvernance mondiale et a un rôle essentiel à jouer dans la promotion de politiques coordonnées assurant une croissance plus robuste et inclusive en Europe et dans le monde.
In a sense, today’s ‘newborn’ Business and Finance Outlook is the twin sister of the Economic Outlook. It delves deeper into what we are calling the ‘global investment puzzle’, namely: at a time of easy money, why is there so little productive investment by firms in advanced countries? And why do firms see so much risk while financial investors seem oblivious to the build-up of risks in the financial system?
I am delighted to welcome you this morning for the signing of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful single instrument for international tax co-operation. Mauritius becomes the 87th jurisdiction to join.
With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Greece’s Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, met today to discuss the design and implementation of a series of reforms that the Greek Government is planning to introduce in different policy areas.
The European Commission presented today an Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU. The Action Plan sets out a series of initiatives to tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen the Single Market for businesses.
I would like to thank the Polish Delegation for organising this meeting. We only have six months left before the Paris COP21, where we must strive to achieve a historic deal, so it is absolutely necessary that we intensify our debates about the right energy model for a brighter future.
The OECD has worked with Ukraine since its independence, and our collaboration has gradually intensified and deepened. The goal of this meeting is to deepen our exchanges on the needed reforms in Ukraine and ensure the effectiveness of our recently signed OECD Action Plan for Ukraine.