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  • 9-December-2015

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    International Anti-Corruption Day Statement by Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

    International Anti-Corruption Day provides us all with a unique opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made over the past year in the global fight against corruption, but also to think about the work that remains to be done in the years ahead.

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  • 20-November-2015

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    Mongolia should make combating nepotism and political corruption a priority

    Mongolia’s rapid economic and social development, fuelled by the discovery of significant mineral resources, has exacerbated governance and corruption challenges.

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Uzbekistan must enforce anti-corruption laws and strengthen public sector integrity

    Uzbekistan has adopted its first anti-corruption action plan and established an anti-corruption coordination commission. Nevertheless corruption is widespread in Uzbekistan and remains a key obstacle for business.

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  • 21-October-2015

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    Latvia’s fight against foreign bribery overshadowed by enforcement weaknesses

    Latvia has improved its laws since acceding to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 2014. Yet serious personnel issues until recently as well as negative government commentary concerning KNAB, Latvia’s anti-corruption law enforcement agency, have cast doubts over its capacity to enforce those laws.

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  • 21-October-2015

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    Colombia needs to address major loopholes to hold companies liable for foreign bribery

    Colombia needs to improve its capacity to investigate foreign bribery by establishing an effective corporate liability regime, improving coordination between its numerous agencies and more rigorously training law enforcement, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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  • 15-October-2015

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    Keeping Markets Open: Challenges and Opportunities for Trade and Investment in Latin America

    COPARMEX, COMCE, BIAC, and the OECD are jointly hosting a one-day high-level conference in Mexico City on October 15 2015 to communicate to the government and business community how the evidence-based work on global value chains and trade in services matters for trade policy in Mexico and the Latin American region.

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  • 30-September-2015

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    2015 G20-OECD Global Forum on International Investment, Istanbul, Turkey

    The global recovery is still hesitant and unemployment at record highs, despite ample liquidity in financial markets. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the 10th Global Forum on International Investment with Minister of Economy, Turkey, Nihat Zeybekci, to address policy options for sparking an investment comeback.

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  • 26-September-2015

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    OECD’s Gurría urges countries to act on UN Sustainable Development Goals

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today called on all countries to fully engage with the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and said advanced and emerging economies had a particular responsibility to translate the global goals into national policy and to support developing countries in doing the same.

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  • 1-July-2015

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    China signs cooperation agreements with OECD and joins OECD Development Centre

    In a historic visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the OECD in Paris, the People’s Republic of China today decided to enhance longstanding collaboration with the OECD and to join the OECD Development Centre.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    OECD encouraged by Israel’s recent investigative activity, but remains seriously concerned with overall efforts to enforce foreign bribery laws

    Israel is not sufficiently proactive in detecting and investigating foreign bribery, with no prosecutions over the past 7 years, despite 14 allegations of foreign bribery involving Israeli individuals or companies. The OECD Working Group on Bribery is, however, encouraged by the recently-opened investigations, and will pay close attention to how these evolve.

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