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  • 20-December-2010

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    Japan: Prime Minister Naoto Kan marks the 50th anniversary of the OECD

    On behalf of the people of Japan, I would like to extend heartfelt congratulations on the 50 th anniversary of the OECD. In this landmark year, I would like to ponder the OECD's achievements and express my expectations for its future role.

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  • 15-December-2010

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    Invest in youth to tackle jobs crisis

    The global economy is recovering but youth unemployment is getting worse. Young people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as the average worker, yet few governments are taking proactive steps to boost youth employment.

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  • 15-December-2010

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    Tax revenues fall in OECD countries

    Tax revenues fell in cash terms during 2009 in most OECD countries, driven downward by declining economic activity and tax cuts aimed at cushioning the effects of the recession that followed the financial crisis.

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  • 13-December-2010

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    Une nouvelle campagne contre la corruption

    Dans le combat mondial contre la corruption, l'OCDE a contribué à mettre en place certaines des armes les plus importantes. Aujourd'hui, avec une nouvelle initiative, elle s'associe à ses partenaires dans ce combat mondial afin de renforcer l'arsenal collectif contre la corruption.

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  • 13-December-2010

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    Fiftieth Anniversary of the OECD

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría reaffirmed the Organisation's support to G20 at an event to mark the OECD 50th anniversary and the start of the French G20 presidency.

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  • 12-December-2010

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    Building the new future

    “We cannot return to business-as-usual” has been a constant refrain since the economic crisis started. How can new growth sources be tapped? What about fighting poverty, and ensuring food and energy supplies while safeguarding our planet? OECD experts discuss the issues.

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  • 12-December-2010

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    Fixing finance: Few easy answers

    The financial system has still not fully recovered. Major questions remain over how banks operate and are regulated. The solutions must be found, argues William R. White, Chair of the OECD Economic and Development Review Committee.

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  • 12-December-2010

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    Boosting jobs and skills - article

    Unemployment soared in the crisis, and creating jobs is now a major policy priority. But jobs alone will not be enough. A greater emphasis on skills will be needed for the recovery to last.

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  • 12-December-2010

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    Strengthening governance, restoring trust

    For more than two decades, the world's economic growth and development was largely fuelled by globalisation-the opening up of financial and product markets, and the emergence of economies such as China, India and Brazil. This process was hit by an earthquake with the global financial crisis of 2008, an event which some have dubbed the “first crisis of globalisation”.

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  • 12-December-2010

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    The fiscal challenge

    The recent economic crisis inflicted substantial damage on the public finances of many countries around the world. Meanwhile, growth remains largely subdued. How can governments restore public finances while promoting economic growth?”

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