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  • 23-May-2017

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    Taking action on climate change will boost economic growth

    Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20.

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  • 19-May-2017

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    Lithuania to join the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Lithuania has taken an important step on the road to OECD membership by completing the process to become a member of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Lithuania will become the 42nd Party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 15 July 2017, 60 days after the deposit of its instrument of accession.

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  • 18-May-2017

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    Continued slowdown in productivity growth weighs down on living standards

    The slowdown in productivity growth - already underway before the crisis – combined with sluggish investment, continued to undermine rises in economic output and material living standards in recent years in many of the world’s economies, according to a new report released today by the OECD.

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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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