Publications & Documents


  • 24-November-2009

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    Tax burdens falling in OECD economies as crisis takes its toll

    The recession is taking its toll on tax receipts across the OECD. Aggregate tax burdens in OECD economies, calculated as the ratio of tax revenues to gross domestic product, or GDP, were unchanged between 2006 and 2007, and then fell in 2008.

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  • 23-November-2009

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    OECD Global Forum on Investment, Paris, 7-8 December 2009

    The global economy is recovering faster than expected but remains fragile. How quickly will global trade and investment bounce back after the sharp falls of the past year? What role can international investment play in building a stronger, cleaner, fairer global economy?

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  • 23-November-2009

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the introduction into the UK Parliament of a new Bribery Bill

    The OECD is pleased to see the commitment being made by the UK government to the fight against foreign bribery,” Mr Gurría said.

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  • 23-November-2009

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    OECD to launch Latin American Outlook 2010 on 30 November in Estoril, Portugal

    News conference to launch the OECD Development Centre’s latest Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO 2010).

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  • 22-November-2009

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    MENA-OECD Business forum and women business leaders summit

    In the context of the economic crisis, reforms can become an effective vehicle for sustained recovery but governments must find the right balance between an effective regulatory and institutional framework and minimising unnecessary red tape. Moreover, governments cannot reset the economy on their own and the contribution of the women and the private sector will be crucial, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 22-November-2009

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    Meeting the governance challenges for a stronger, fairer and cleaner economy

    Speaking at the governance forum of the third MENA-OECD ministerial meeting, Mr. Gurría noted that sound regulations and efficient public services are essential for better functioning private markets. He added that governments should ensure integrity, transparency and accountability by modernizing legal frameworks and encourage a more inclusive economy, an economy empowering women.

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  • 21-November-2009

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    MENA-OECD Ministerial conference

    Opening this event in Marrakesh, Angel Gurría underlined that the economic crisis has not spared the MENA region, with a significant economic contraction and a severe impact on the labour markets. According to the Secretary-General, the MENA-OECD Initiative can serve as a model for effective co-operation in building the global economy of the future.

  • 20-November-2009

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    Twenty Years After: Remarks by Angel Gurria 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

    At an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mr. Gurría talked about the progress made by Central and Eastern European countries since then and the challenges ahead.

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  • 19-November-2009

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    Key economic projections by country

    Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance.

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  • 19-November-2009

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    Innovation: the path to stronger, smarter and greener growth

    The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, explained that innovation will be one of the keys to accelerating recovery and putting firms and countries back on a path to sustainable, smarter and greener growth.

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