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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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  • 12-March-2012

    English

    Kyrgyz Republic should build on popular support to stamp out corruption

    The new Kyrgyz government should meet popular demand to stamp out corruption by improving its laws, reinforcing monitoring and working more closely with civil society, according to a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP).

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  • 12-March-2012

    Russian

    Кыргызской Республике следует опереться на поддержку населения, чтобы искоренить коррупцию

    Новому правительству Кыргызской Республики следует удовлетворить требования общественности об искоренении коррупцию, улучшая свои законы, усиливая контроль и более тесно взаимодействуя с гражданским обществом, согласно новому отчету Стамбульского плана действий по борьбе с коррупцией.

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  • 17-February-2012

    English

    Russia joins OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Russia today took a major step toward upholding international anti-bribery standards by depositing its instrument of accession to the OECD Convention at a ceremony at the OECD in Paris.

  • 27-January-2012

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    Middle East and North Africa: Attract foreign investment that boosts jobs, says OECD/WEF study

    Foreign investment in North Africa and the Middle East needs to diversify away from the oil and gas industries and be encouraged to focus on areas which have a greater impact on boosting jobs, according to a new joint study by the OECD and World Economic Forum.

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