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  • 31-October-2011

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    International capital flows: Structural reforms and experience with the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements

    The dramatic increase in international capital flows, despite a temporary contraction during the global crisis, has motivated policy discussions on the associated benefits and costs of capital mobility. While international capital movements can support long-term growth, they also pose short-term policy challenges, including those associated with undesirable consequences of exchange-rate appreciation, financial and asset-price cycles

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  • 31-October-2011

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    Pre-G20 Event: Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship

    At this pre-G20 Event 'Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship', A. Gurría declared that 'Girls and women represent 3.3 billion ways to change this world. This is the lemma from this year’s G20 Girls Summit. It is also a powerful truth. We need to unleash this potential.'

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  • 7-October-2011

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    A question of trust

    How can you be sure the toy you buy your child as a birthday present is safe? That your money is safe in the bank? That the tax you pay is not going to waste? The answer is essentially trust – but what happens when that trust breaks down, and how can you rebuild it?

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  • 4-October-2011

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    OECD and IEA recommend reforming fossil-fuel subsidies to improve the economy and the environment

    Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to OECD and IEA analyses.

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  • 19-September-2011

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    Good job?

    Joining the world of work has been a rite of passage for centuries. But what does working life in the 21st century look like – and what are the social and economic consequences of a world where, for millions, no job and no immediate prospect of one marks the transition to adulthood?

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  • 12-September-2011

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    Tax: Jurisdictions move towards full tax transparency

    Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.

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  • 7-September-2011

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    History of the Château de la Muette, OECD headquarters, Paris

    Though the present Château la Muette is modern, and was built at some distance from where the original chateau stood, the district is steeped in the history of France and her kings. A royal hunting-lodge, the birthplace of princes of France, the ...

  • 24-August-2011

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    Our Economic Woes Need a Long-Term Fix

    In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Secretary-General A. Gurría says governments should seize the initiative to resolve the debt crisis and restore economic growth. Emergency, short-term actions that are not part of a medium-term strategy will only bring short-term relief.

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  • 16-August-2011

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    Back to school

    Work hard at school, get a good education and you can get a good job – the familiar mantra of parents the world over. But is it still true at a time of shrinking government budgets and ballooning unemployment figures? And if so, what kind of education is best?

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  • 16-August-2011

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    Cool, clean water

    Without water we cannot survive. Yet billions of people still live without access to stable supplies of clean water, and a growing world population will put increasing pressure on this finite resource in years to come. How can we make better use of this precious commodity?

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