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  • 24-June-2009


    Global downturn causes slump in cross-border investment, says OECD

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) into 17 OECD countries, including France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, fell by 50% in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the last quarter of 2008, according to estimates by the OECD released at the OECD Forum in Paris.

  • 9-June-2009


    OECD Steel Committee sees market recovery beginning end 2009 at earliest

    The gobal economic crisis has led to a sharp contraction in steel production, consumption, prices and jobs.

  • 30-March-2009


    Resist investment protectionism, countries meeting at OECD agree

    Countries participating in a “Freedom of Investment” initiative, which together represent four fifths of the world economy, have pledged to resist discriminatory policies and new forms of protectionism towards investment.

  • 10-March-2009


    Invitation to OECD event at the World Water Forum - 17 March

    The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.

  • 10-October-2008


    “Whole of government” approach needed to ensure competitiveness and sustainability in tourism, says OECD

    Governments need to put in place comprehensive strategies to make their tourism industries more competitive and work with industry and regional and local authorities to promote sustainable tourism development.

  • 8-May-2008

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    Entrepreneurship and innovation are engines of economic growth, OECD workshop concludes

    A three-day international workshop on innovation and the global impact of high-growth small and medium-sized firms (SMEs), organized by OECD with the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, hailed entrepreneurship and the fast growth of innovative small firms as the engines of economic growth.

  • 15-April-2008


    OECD helps governments and industry save money, time and animals for chemical tests

    OECD has devised an innovative product, the (Q)SAR Application Toolbox, to estimate the hazardous properties of chemicals by analysing their molecular structure.

  • 10-November-2006


    Governments should do more to help SMEs expand abroad

    Participants at a two-day OECD-APEC conference in Athens agreed that governments should play a more active role in helping small and medium-sized firms trying to expand abroad and provide training in key areas such as marketing and intellectual property.

  • 7-September-2005


    China needs far-reaching reforms in public and corporate governance, OECD says

    China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.

  • 13-September-2003


    Konferenz zu Innovation und Wachstum im Tourismus 18.-19. September 2003

    Neue Ideen im Tourismus, die der Industrie helfen, besser mit ökonomischen und politischen Krisen zurechtzukommen, sind das Thema einer Sonderkonferenz zu Innovation und Wachstum im Tourismus, die vom 18. bis 19. September 2003 in Lugano, Schweiz stattfindet.

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