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24-April-2009

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Improve tax fairness and help the developing world

As policy makers and central bankers gather in Washington for this year’s Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, growing intolerance of tax evasion is good news for developing countries desperate to raise tax revenues to pay for schools, roads and hospitals. Poor people in these countries mostly don’t pay much in taxes. But they are most in need of the improvements in infrastructures and services

22-April-2009

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Official visit of the Secretary-General to the People's Republic of China (Beijing, 18-21 April 2009)

During Angel Gurría's official visit to the People's Republic of China he attended the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century.

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20-April-2009

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Australia should intervene quickly to avert a major rise in youth unemployment, says OECD

Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.

20-April-2009

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OECD review of Ireland’s development co-operation

Ireland’s net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 1.3 billion in 2008, a 90% increase over 2003 in real terms. Ireland’s aid grew from 0.39% of gross national income in 2003 to 0.58% in 2008 during a period of exceptional national economic growth.

20-April-2009

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Nuclear energy in the 21st Century

Nuclear energy can play an important role in the energy mix for the 21st century. Joining forces to allow nations safe and secure access to nuclear power is critical to rise to the challenge of energy security.

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17-April-2009

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Bermuda signs eight new tax information agreements

Bermuda has signed 8 new tax information exchange agreements, with seven Nordic economies – Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and with New Zealand, bringing to 11 the number of such agreements it has entered into.

9-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría regarding Switzerland

Following recent statements by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, related to more efficient international tax co-operation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría confirmed that the Organisation has always paid due attention to the interests of its Member countries and will continue to do so. He made public a letter to President Han-Rudolf Merz sent on 2 April of this year, setting out the course of actions of the

8-April-2009

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OECD Factbook 2009 focuses on inequality

How equitable is access to health and education in OECD countries? How wide are the differences in economic performance between regions? To what extent do government benefits and taxes reduce poverty?

8-April-2009

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Rising informal employment will increase poverty

Informal employment is at record levels worldwide with severe consequences for poverty in poor countries, according to Is Informal Normal?, a new report by the OECD Development Centre.

7-April-2009

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Four more countries commit to OECD tax standards

The OECD welcomes recent commitments to the internationally agreed tax standard on exchange of information made by Costa Rica, Malaysia, Philippines and Uruguay.

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