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  • 21-April-2017

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    Lending volumes and credit conditions are improving for SMEs, but many firms continue to struggle to obtain financing that meets their needs

    Lending volumes and credit conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have gradually improved, according to a new report from the OECD, but demand-side obstacles such as a lack of financial knowledge are contributing to holding back a stronger recovery.

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  • 7-April-2017

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    Advisory Group on Anti-Corruption and Integrity Delivers Recommendations for OECD

    An independent group of leading anti-corruption and integrity experts recommends doing more to enforce and develop anti-corruption standards and enhancing collaboration with other international organisations in a report on ways the OECD can strengthen its vital work in combating bribery and promoting integrity.

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  • 4-April-2017

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    Statement of OECD Secretary-General on the death of two members of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    “I am deeply saddened to learn about the tragic deaths of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan, members of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On behalf of my Organisation, I wish to convey our condolences to their families and colleagues from the UN and beyond, who had the pleasure of working with them."

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  • 27-March-2017

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    Ukraine signs OECD agreement to strengthen investment climate

    27/03/2017 - Ukraine has become the 47th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. The Declaration commits Ukraine to provide an open and transparent environment for international investment and to encourage the positive contribution foreign investment can make to economic and social progress.

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  • 24-March-2017

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  • 23-March-2017

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    High acquittal rate jeopardises Finland's efforts to combat foreign bribery

    Finland has proactively investigated seven allegations of Finnish individuals or companies paying bribes to foreign public officials since 1999 but needs to address its discouragingly high acquittal rate.

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  • 23-March-2017

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    UK has made strong progress fighting foreign bribery, but uncertainty over Serious Fraud Office role remains

    Foreign bribery enforcement in the UK has increased significantly since 2012 notably thanks to the pragmatic and effective approach taken by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to investigate and resolve foreign bribery cases.

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  • 21-March-2017

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    Statement of the OECD Working Group on Bribery on Italy's implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery commends Italy for the adoption of a Bill on 15 March, by the Italian Senate, which, if adopted by the Chamber of Deputies, would significantly extend the statute of limitations to allow more time to prosecute and sanction foreign bribery cases.

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  • 8-February-2017

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    New OECD due diligence guidance targets the garment and footwear sector

    8/2/2017 - The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector will help enterprises to identify and prevent potential negative impacts related to human rights, labour, the environment and corruption in garment and footwear supply chains worldwide.

  • 14-December-2016

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    OECD and IBA join forces to develop practice guidance to equip lawyers in fight against corruption

    Following on from the London Anti-Corruption Summit which took place in May 2016, the OECD and the International Bar Association (IBA) have agreed to form a task force to develop professional conduct standards and practice guidance for lawyers involved in establishing and advising on international commercial structures and recommended actions for governments.

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