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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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  • 14-September-2009

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    OECD, WTO and UNCTAD call on G20 for stronger commitment to more open trade and investment

    The OECD, World Trade Organisation and the UN’s Conference of Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to make a stronger commitment to open trade and investment as the global economy begins its recovery from the crisis.

  • 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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  • 30-June-2009

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    OECD acknowledges Turkey's progress in combating foreign bribery

    The 38-country OECD Working Group on Bribery welcomed recent progress by Turkey in its efforts to comply with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

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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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  • 30-March-2009

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    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.

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  • 30-March-2009

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    Development aid at its highest level ever in 2008

    In 2008, total net official development assistance (ODA) from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rose by 10.2% in real terms to USD 119.8 billion. This is the highest dollar figure ever recorded. It represents 0.30% of members’ combined gross national income.

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  • 11-March-2009

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    Israel joins OECD Anti-bribery Convention

    On 11 March 2009, Israel became the 38th signatory to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.

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  • 10-March-2009

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    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.

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  • 9-December-2008

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    Israel joins OECD Working Group on Bribery

    Israel has officially joined the OECD Working Group on Bribery, an important step in its accession to OECD membership. Israel becomes the 38th signatory and first Middle-Eastern country to join the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention.

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