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  • 19-October-2011

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    Korea making notable progress on fighting foreign bribery; further improvements needed, says OECD

    Korea has improved its information and intelligence gathering capacity in foreign bribery cases, but should be more proactive in investigating allegations, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 30-June-2011

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    Corruption: Luxembourg must implement without delay its legislation against the bribery of foreign public officials, says OECD

    Luxembourg must step up its efforts to detect and prosecute cases of bribery of foreign public officials, particularly now that its legal framework has been strengthened, in compliance with the Anti-Bribery Convention

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  • 30-June-2011

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    Corruption : OECD recognises Norway’s commitment to the fight against foreign bribery and recommends further improvements

    Norway has made significant progress in its efforts against the bribery of foreign public officials in recent years, according to a new OECD report. But more could be done to strengthen enforcement, including by focusing on the confiscation from companies of the proceeds of bribery.

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  • 9-June-2011

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    Corruption: Quick and measurable action needed to tackle bribery and corruption in the Arab region, says OECD and UNDP

    Governments in the Arab region should quickly step up their efforts to tackle bribery and corruption in order to boost job creation, improve living standards through achieving the MDGs and promote trust in government.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    OECD invites Russia to join Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD will today invite the Russian Federation to join the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery and to accede to the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention. Secretary-General Angel Gurría will sign an exchange of letters with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrey Denisov, and Russia’s Minister for Economic Development, Elvira Nabiullina, at a ceremony during the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    New OECD guidelines to protect human rights and social development

    Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible international business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidelines to limit the use of conflict minerals.

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  • 24-May-2011

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    Investment: Trade restrictions increasing but global investment remains open, says OECD-UNCTAD-WTO report

    Most G20 governments have put in place new restrictive trade measures over the past six months but have on the whole honoured their pledge to keep international investment open in the wake of the crisis.

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  • 5-May-2011

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    OECD welcomes Russia introducing law to make foreign bribery a crime

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the recent signing into law by Russian President Dimitri Medvedev of legislation that criminalises foreign bribery, with monetary sanctions for companies and individuals who bribe foreign public officials.

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  • 6-April-2011

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    Development aid reaches an historic high in 2010

    In 2010, net official development assistance (ODA) flows from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD reached USD 128.7 billion, representing an increase of +6.5 % over 2009. This is the highest real ODA level ever, surpassing even the volume provided in 2005 which was boosted by exceptional debt relief. Net ODA as a share of gross national income (GNI) was 0.32%, equal to 2005, and higher than any other

  • 6-April-2011

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    Development: Aid increases, but with worrying trends

    Aid flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor countries totalled USD 129 billion in 2010, the highest level ever, and an increase of 6.5% over 2009. This represents about 0.32% of the combined gross national income (GNI) of DAC member countries.

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