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  • 18-April-2019

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    Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2019 – Thursday 25 April 2019

    Digitalisation, globalisation and demographic changes are having a profound impact on our lives, our cultures and our societies. Many people, especially from the middle class, have been left behind by globalisation and a digital divide persists in access to new technologies – resulting in inequalities along age, gender, and socio-economic lines.

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  • 17-April-2019

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    Peru should help more young vulnerable people into work

    Peru’s remarkable economic growth since the 2000s and policies targeting the most vulnerable young people have helped boost the youth employment rate. Peru should now focus on improving job opportunities for low-skilled youth, young women and indigenous and Afro-Peruvian youth, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-April-2019

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    To tackle poverty, understand its hidden aspects - conference on new findings, OECD 10 May 2019

    Poverty affects people in different ways. To tackle it effectively we need to understand its different forms and consequences, and particularly aspects that are hidden or not clearly recognised.

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  • 16-April-2019

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    Employment situation, OECD, fourth quarter 2018

    OECD employment rate increases to 68.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018

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  • 16-April-2019

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    China needs further reforms to make growth sustainable, greener and more inclusive

    The Chinese economy continues to slow as it rebalances, with headwinds including trade frictions and the weakening global economy undermining exports and creating new uncertainties.

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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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  • 12-April-2019

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    SMEs turning to alternative financing instruments as growth slows in bank lending

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are turning to non-bank financing sources at a faster pace than in the past, as bank lending to them has risen less than expected given today’s favourable credit conditions and business environment.

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  • 11-April-2019

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    Reforms in a few countries drive a decline in average OECD labour taxes

    Income tax and social security contributions declined slightly for the average worker across the OECD in 2018, driven by major reforms in a handful of countries, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 10-April-2019

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    Governments must act to help struggling middle class

    Governments need to do more to support middle-class households who are struggling to maintain their economic weight and lifestyles as their stagnating incomes fail to keep up with the rising costs of housing and education, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 10-April-2019

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    Development aid drops in 2018, especially to neediest countries

    Foreign aid from official donors in 2018 fell 2.7% from 2017, with a declining share going to the neediest countries, according to preliminary data collected by the OECD. The drop was largely due to less aid being spent on hosting refugees as arrivals slowed and rules were tightened on which refugee costs can come out of official aid budgets.

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