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8-October-2012

English

Middle East and North Africa : Boosting support for women’s entrepreneurship will pay off in jobs and growth, says OECD

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should create urgently needed jobs for the 2.5 million people entering the labour market each year and improve their policies to encourage women’s entrepreneurship in order to reduce structural unemployment, says a new OECD report.

31-May-2012

English

G20 countries should rely on open markets to reboot global growth

G20 governments should prevent further deterioration in their collective trade and investment policy stance and focus on promoting open markets to re-boot growth in the world economy, according to the OECD, WTO and UNCTAD.

23-May-2012

English

Colombia and Mexico sign international tax, human rights and clean business standards

Colombia and Mexico are a step closer to beneffiting from cross border tax co-operation and information sharing. Colombia has signed, and Mexico has deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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23-May-2012

Spanish

Colombia y México firmarán los estándares de tributación internacional, derechos humanos y negocios limpios

Colombia y México están un paso más cerca de beneficiarse de la cooperación trasfronteriza y el intercambio de información. Colombia ha firmado y México ratificado la Convención sobre Asistencia Administrativa Mutua en Materia Fiscal.

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19-April-2012

English

Credit crunch squeezing entrepreneurs and small businesses more than big firms

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) requesting loans between 2007 and 2010 faced higher interest rates than for large companies. Loan conditions for SMEs included shortened maturities and increased demands for collateral, suggesting that banks considered smaller firms to be a higher risk.

4-April-2012

English

Development: Aid to developing countries falls because of global recession

Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.

30-March-2012

English

Hungary has improved legal framework for fighting foreign bribery, but must do more to detect and prosecute

Hungary’s law banning bribery of foreign public officials is relatively good on paper but lacks effective application, according to a new OECD report. Hungary must strengthen detection and prosecution of individuals and companies involved in foreign bribery.

30-March-2012

English

UK increases enforcement of foreign bribery, but concerns remain about transparency and resources

The United Kingdom has significantly boosted its foreign bribery enforcement efforts but needs to be more transparent when resolving cases.

12-March-2012

English

Uzbekistan should strengthen fight against corruption

Uzbekistan should step up its fight against corruption by bringing its laws into line with international standards and boosting integrity in the public sector, according to a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP).

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12-March-2012

Russian

Узбекистану необходимо усилить борьбу против коррупции

Узбекистану следует принять более активные меры против коррупции, привести национальное законодательство в соответствие с международными стандартами и усилить меры по обеспечению неподкупности в государственных органах, говориться в новом докладе Стамбульского плана действий против коррупции.

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