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  • 17-February-2014

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    FDI in Figures, February 2014

    Despite a strong performance in Q3, global FDI flows are set to fall 6% in 2013, according to the latest issue of FDI in Figures. Headwinds discouraging more international investment include persistent Eurozone sluggishness, slowing growth in China, and volatility in emerging markets.

  • 10-February-2014

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    Construction- Dwelling Permits for OECD Countries

    Access full time series of dwelling permits issued (seasonally adjusted) as short-term indicators of construction activity for available OECD countries. The series are updated continuously.

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  • 10-February-2014

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    Passenger Cars Registrations for OECD Countries

    Passenger cars series refer to car registrations. The data are shown in indices and as seasonally adjusted. The series are updated continuously.

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  • 10-February-2014

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    Retail Trade for OECD countries and major non-member economies

    Retail trade (volume) series are shown as seasonally adjusted indices. For most countries, the volume indices are compiled by national sources. For the remaining countries, the value figures have been deflated by OECD using an appropriate consumer price index. The series are updated continuously.

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  • 10-February-2014

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    Key short-term economic indicators

    Provides access to long time series of growth rates for a number of Key Economic Indicators (GDP, production, cyclical indicators, standardised unemployment rates, prices, financial indicators, trade...) collected within the Main Economic Indicators database.

  • 10-February-2014

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    Construction - Dwellings started for OECD countries

    Access full time series of dwellings started (seasonally adjusted) as short-term indicators of Construction activity for available OECD countries. The series are updated continuously.

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  • 6-February-2014

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    19th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment: Summary of discussions

    Organised in Paris on 15-16 October 2013, the 19th Roundtable launched discussions on domestic arrangements and hidden investment protectionism. It also discussed recent investment policy developments including continued discussions focusing on investor-state dispute settlement and international investment law, and competitive neutrality.

  • 3-February-2014

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    Australia: Local employment agencies should play a greater role in job creation, says OECD

    Slower growth in key markets like China and India is reducing momentum across the Australian economy, cutting into employment opportunities and putting more pressure on the government to ensure that public policy delivers optimal results for growth and job creation.

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  • 16-January-2014

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    Workshop: Potential of social enterprises for job creation and green economy - how to stimulate their start and development?

    The last decade has seen considerable policy attention to the social economy and its contribution to employment, in particular as regards the inclusion and empowerment of vulnerable workers and the provision of appropriate working conditions.

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  • 14-January-2014

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    Private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector

    The OECD has developed practical guidance for governments wishing to engage the private sector in water infrastructure. The guidance provides a coherent catalogue of policy directions in the form of a checklist for public action, including appropriate allocation of roles, risks and responsibilities, framework conditions and contractual arrangements necessary to make the best of private sector participation and to harness more

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