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  • 3-July-2019

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    Japan must urgently address long-standing concerns over foreign bribery enforcement

    Japan must step up enforcement of its foreign bribery laws and strengthen the capacities of its law enforcement agencies to proactively detect, investigate and prosecute the foreign bribery offence, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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  • 30-June-2019

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    OECD supporting G20 policy priorities at Osaka Summit

    At their Summit in Osaka this weekend, G20 leaders agreed on a range of priorities for which analysis and support from the OECD and other international organisations are playing a crucial role.

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  • 17-June-2019

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    Fossil fuel support is rising again in a threat to climate change efforts

    Fossil-fuel subsidies are environmentally harmful, costly, and distortive. After a 3 years downward trend between 2013 and 2016, government support for fossil fuel production and use has risen again, in a threat to efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and the transition to cleaner and cheaper energy.

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  • 8-June-2019

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    OECD joins with Japan to fight financial crime by establishing new academy

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Japan’s Minister of Finance Taro Aso presided today over a signing ceremony to establish a new centre of the OECD International Academy for Tax Crime Investigation in Wako, Japan.

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  • 8-June-2019

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    OECD presents revised Codes on capital flows to G20

    Cross-border capital flows are an integral component of international finance, but require a balanced framework for removing unnecessary barriers to the movement of capital while providing governments flexibility to cope with instances of economic or financial instability, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said today.

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  • 7-June-2019

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    Implementation of tax transparency initiative delivering concrete and impressive results

    International efforts to improve transparency via automatic exchange of information on financial accounts are improving tax compliance and delivering concrete results for governments worldwide, according to new data released today by the OECD.

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  • 11-May-2019

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    Japan’s agro-food sector would benefit greatly from policies to boost innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable resource use

    Japan’s agriculture sector has traditionally been characterised by small-scale rice production, but has recently begun to respond to new market opportunities for higher value food products across a rapidly growing East Asia. Today, rice represents less than 20% of the value of agriculture production, and larger, more productive, and more profitable farm businesses now account for more than half of total agriculture output.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    Further reforms in Japan needed to meet the challenges of population ageing and high public debt

    The Japanese economy is undergoing the longest expansion in its post-war history, marked by strong job creation and business investment. Government policy must overcome the intertwined challenges posed by rapid population ageing and high government debt to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth for future generations, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 20-December-2018

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    Japan should reform retirement policies to meet challenge of ageing workforce

    Japan must improve job quality and further reform the mandatory retirement age to address upfront the challenges of its rapidly ageing and shrinking labour force, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 20-July-2017

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    Falls in tax revenue weaken domestic resource mobilisation in developing Asia

    The fourth annual edition of Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries covers seven countries, including Kazakhstan for the first time. It shows that the tax-to-GDP ratio in all these countries are lower than the OECD average of 34.3% in 2015, which highlights that scope remains for increasing tax mobilisation, especially in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and the Philippines to achieve sustainable growth.

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