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  • 18-April-2016

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    Global trade in fake goods worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year - OECD & EUIPO

    Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods are worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, or around 2.5% of global imports, with US, Italian and French brands the hardest hit and many of the proceeds going to organised crime, according to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office.

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  • 14-April-2016

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    Lending to SMEs and entrepreneurs is improving, but more diverse forms of financing are needed

    Financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has turned the corner from the downswing seen during the global financial crisis, but overall credit conditions remain challenging and access to external finance continues to be much tighter for SMEs than larger firms, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 10-March-2016

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    Active policies needed for a competitive and sustainable tourism sector

    The tourism industry in OECD countries continues to grow strongly despite economic weakness in advanced economies, and outperformed tourism globally in 2014. However, active, innovative and integrated policies are needed to ensure that tourism remains a competitive and sustainable sector, says OECD.

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  • 1-December-2015

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    OECD Steel Committee says immediate action needed to address challenges of excess capacity

    Immediate action is needed to address the challenge of excess global steel capacity, according to industry and government officials at the OECD’s Steel Committee meeting in Paris on 30 November and 1 December 2015.

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  • 30-November-2015

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    L'OCSE e il Governo Italiano intensificano la collaborazione su occupazione e sviluppo locale

    L'Organizzazione per la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo Economico (OCSE) e il Governo Italiano hanno intensificato la collaborazione per garantire un'efficace attuazione delle strategie di sviluppo locale per promuovere l'occupazione, incoraggiare l'imprenditorialità e aumentare l'inclusione sociale.

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  • 30-November-2015

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    Expanding business start-up support for disadvantaged groups can tackle unemployment and social exclusion

    Encouraging entrepreneurship among disadvantaged groups can help boost jobs and tackle social exclusion, according to a new joint report by the OECD and European Commission.

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  • 19-October-2015

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    Governments must step up R&D in frontier technology

    Countries should step up their investment in long-term R&D to develop frontier technologies that will reshape industry, healthcare and communications and provide urgently needed solutions to global challenges like climate change, according to a new OECD report.

  • 19-October-2015

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    Korea leading in technologies that have potential for future growth, says OECD

    Thanks to robust skills and investment in R&D, Korea is leading in the development of frontier technologies with potential to transform production processes, stimulate the entry of new firms, and the launch of ground-breaking products and applications, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-September-2015

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    Tax systems to support creation and success of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

    SMEs form the vast majority of businesses in most countries and contribute strongly to employment and economic growth, but they face particular challenges, particularly as concerns access to finance. Governments have a range of policy levers, including tax policies, that can and should be used to support the growth and development of SMEs, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-August-2015

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    Business start-up rates continue to recover but remain relatively weak in Euro area

    Business start-up rates in OECD countries have generally risen since the crisis - particularly in Australia and the United Kingdom - but they remain below pre-2008 levels in many Euro area economies.

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