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  • 13-November-2012

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    Latin America: Tax revenues are rising, but still low and varied among countries

    Tax revenues in Latin American countries are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries, but are rising slowly. Revenue Statistics in Latin America shows that the average tax revenue to GDP ratio in the 15 Latin American countries covered by the report increased from 19% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2010, after falling from a high point of 19.7% in 2008.

  • 7-November-2012

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    G20 ministers welcome OECD disaster risk assessment and financing framework

    G20 Finance Ministers have welcomed a new OECD/G20 framework designed to help governments develop financial strategies for disaster risk management.

  • 23-May-2012

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    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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  • 30-January-2012

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    Telecoms reform would boost competition and growth in Mexico, says OECD

    Mexico should quickly reform the laws and regulations governing its telecommunications sector to boost competition and investment and drive growth across the economy, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-January-2012

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    Environment: Global Organisations to Expand Cooperation on Green Growth for Development

    Governments looking to design and implement green growth policies and move towards a green economy now have a new source of information and assistance. Four leading global organizations today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the Green Growth Knowledge Platform.

  • 19-October-2011

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    The OECD acknowledges progress made, and says Mexico should further prioritise fighting foreign bribery

    Mexico has improved, but needs to give greater priority to the criminal enforcement of bribery and ensure that its criminal law enforcement authorities have all the resources and expertise they need to seriously investigate all allegations, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 27-April-2011

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    Society : Safeguard social support for poorest families, says OECD’s Gurría

    Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries...

  • 2-September-2009

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    OECD Global Forum consolidates tax evasion revolution in advance of Pittsburgh

    Today, on the eve of the Pittsburgh G20 meeting, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information dealing with tax matters, took major steps to confirm the end of the era of banking secrecy as a shield for tax evaders.

  • 1-September-2009

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    Spend early on children, says OECD

    Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.

  • 21-August-2009

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    Next steps for OECD Global Forum on information exchange for tax purposes

    Representatives of almost 100 governments have been invited to meet in Los Cabos, Mexico, on 1-2 September to decide next steps in a global campaign to improve transparency and exchange of banking and ownership information for tax purposes.

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