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  • 17-February-2010

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    Governments should take action to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of tourism, says the OECD

    A new OECD report, OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2010, reviews the impact of the crisis on tourism, analyses trends and policies in 42 countries, including all OECD countries and selected non member economies such as Chile, Brazil, India or South Africa.

  • 11-December-2009

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    OECD Steel Committee says market recovering slowly, capacity expected to outstrip demand

    The global steel industry is gradually emerging from one of its worst downturns in decades. Despite some improvement in market conditions, the steel industry still faces challenging years ahead.

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  • 4-December-2009

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    India needs to cut red tape, spend more on infrastructure in order to boost growth

    India needs to strengthen and liberalise its regulatory framework and invest more in infrastructure in order to attract increased foreign direct investment (FDI), according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-November-2009

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    Mobilising financial resources - Boosting energy investment and carbon finance in Africa

    NEPAD-OECD Ministerial Meeting & Expert Roundtable, 11-12 November 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa. Mobilising Financial Resources - Boosting Energy Investment & Carbon Finance in Africa.

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  • 27-October-2009

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    UN Global Compact and OECD intensify collaboration

    (New York/Paris, 27 October 2009) – The United Nations Global Compact and the OECD have recently begun to enhance their collaborative efforts, particularly in countries that have both Global Compact Local Networks and National Contact Points NCPs on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 25-September-2009

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    OECD-G20: International standards on structural policies key to emerging from crisis

    Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

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  • 22-July-2009

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    OECD countries improve their investment commitments under the Codes of Liberalisation

    Country positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations, as well as the companion OECD National Treatment instrument, have been revised in a report issued by the OECD Council.

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  • 15-July-2009

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    Fall in shipbuilding set to continue for some time, says OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding

    The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity. This outlook is unlikely to improve for some time.

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  • 24-June-2009

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    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.

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  • 9-June-2009

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    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.

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