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  • 12-June-2012


    Environment: Rio+20 must deliver inclusive green growth, says OECD’s Gurria

    Rio+20 faces challenges that the Rio Earth Summit could not have foreseen: a growing gap between the rich and the poor, a global economic crisis, and some 2 billion more people by 2050 relying on the planets natural resources and the environment.

  • 6-June-2012


    Promote entrepreneurship to exit the crisis, OECD says

    Start-up rates in most countries are edging back toward their pre-crisis levels, but not all countries have seen significant acceleration in new businesses, according to a new OECD report.

  • 4-June-2012


    Reformen koennten Chinas Faehigkeit, Auslandsinvestitionen anzuziehen, erheblich steigern

    Chinas Punktekarte zur Gewinnung von Auslandsinvestitionen koennte sich wie folgt lesen: viel unternommen, gut gemacht aber aber weitere Verbesserungen moeglich.

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  • 31-May-2012


    G20 countries should rely on open markets to reboot global growth

    G20 governments should prevent further deterioration in their collective trade and investment policy stance and focus on promoting open markets to re-boot growth in the world economy, according to the OECD, WTO and UNCTAD.

  • 19-April-2012


    Credit crunch squeezing entrepreneurs and small businesses more than big firms

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.

  • 27-January-2012


    Middle East and North Africa: Attract foreign investment that boosts jobs, says OECD/WEF study

    Foreign investment in North Africa and the Middle East needs to diversify away from the oil and gas industries and be encouraged to focus on areas which have a greater impact on boosting jobs, according to a new joint study by the OECD and World Economic Forum.

  • 7-December-2011

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    OECD Steel Committee signals growing uncertainty over industry outlook

    The outlook for the global steel market has become more uncertain, according to industry and government officials at the OECD’s Steel Committee meeting in Paris on 5-6 2011 . Policies to support open markets for raw materials are key, they said.

  • 25-May-2011


    New OECD guidelines to protect human rights and social development

    Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible international business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidelines to limit the use of conflict minerals.

  • 24-May-2011


    Investment: Trade restrictions increasing but global investment remains open, says OECD-UNCTAD-WTO report

    Most G20 governments have put in place new restrictive trade measures over the past six months but have on the whole honoured their pledge to keep international investment open in the wake of the crisis.

  • 28-April-2011


    NUCLEAR: OECD/NEA to co-organise G8-G20 meeting on nuclear safety in June

    The OECD/NEA will co-organise a G8-G20 meeting on nuclear energy safety issues 7-8 June, as part of international efforts to learn from the accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and help prevent similar disasters in the future.

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