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  • 8-January-2013

    English

    Austria’s enforcement of foreign bribery laws far too weak, but could pick up soon says OECD

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery regrets that Austria has not had a conviction of bribing foreign public officials despite a number of allegations, 13 years after ratifying the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. However, enforcement appears to be picking up, with one case being tried, two more cases soon to be tried, and four ongoing investigations.

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  • 8-January-2013

    German

    Gesetze gegen Auslandsbestechung in Österreich unzureichend umgesetzt – OECD setzt auf baldige Verbesserung

    Die OECD-Arbeitsgruppe gegen Bestechung bedauert, dass in Österreich bisher noch kein Urteil wegen der Bestechung von ausländischen Amtsträgern ergangen ist, obwohl seit der Ratifizierung des entsprechenden OECD-Übereinkommens vor 13 Jahren eine Reihe von Vorwürfen vorlag.

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  • 11-December-2012

    English

    Colombia joins OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Colombia will become the 40th Party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 19 January 2013.

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  • 31-October-2012

    English

    Investment: G20 governments must step up efforts to resist protectionism, says OECD, WTO, UNCTAD report

    The OECD, WTO and UNCTAD have called on G20 governments to step up efforts to resist protectionism in the face of continuing high unemployment and a weak economic recovery.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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