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  • 14-November-2015

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    OECD condemns terrorist attacks in Paris, expresses condolences and solidarity with France

    On behalf of the OECD, Secretary-General Angel Gurría tonight condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated in Paris on the evening of 13 November.

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  • 10-November-2015

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: November 2015

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 6.7% in September 2015

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  • 9-November-2015

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    Emerging market slowdown and drop in trade clouding global outlook

    A further sharp downturn in emerging market economies and world trade has weakened global growth to around 2.9% this year - well below the long-run average – and is a source of uncertainty for near term prospects, says the OECD.

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  • 6-November-2015

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    OECD webcast Media Briefing on COP21 Climate Talks 15h Paris time (14h UK; 09h EST) on Friday 13 November

    Will there be a meaningful deal at the COP21 Climate Summit in December and will it have more impact than past agreements? Is it realistic to imagine global emissions could peak in the next decade? When will climate pledges turn into action, and are we still in time to limit the global temperature rise to a safe level? Which countries are leading and which are lagging?

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  • 6-November-2015

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    OECD delivers international standard for collection of VAT on cross-border sales

    Governments have taken an important step towards ensuring that consumption taxes on cross-border transactions are effectively paid in the jurisdiction where products are consumed, while minimizing the risks that uncoordinated tax rules distort international trade.

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  • 5-November-2015

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    Korea’s future prosperity depends on improving relevance of education and skills to labour market

    While Korea has seen strong economic growth and an impressive rise of skill levels over the past decades, further action is needed to improve the labour market relevance of education, remove barriers to employment and raise productivity levels in Korea, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Uzbekistan must enforce anti-corruption laws and strengthen public sector integrity

    Uzbekistan has adopted its first anti-corruption action plan and established an anti-corruption coordination commission. Nevertheless corruption is widespread in Uzbekistan and remains a key obstacle for business.

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Brazil faces critical moment to put economy back on track

    Brazil has made remarkable social and economic progress in the past two decades, but must now overcome important challenges if it is to put its economy on a stronger, fairer, greener growth trajectory, according to two new reports from the OECD.

  • 4-November-2015

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    Germany should work to meet its aid goal and its geographic priorities

    Germany’s foreign aid is at a record high and rising, but more effort will be needed to reach an internationally agreed donors’ target and fulfil Germany’s own goal to send more aid to the neediest countries, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Healthcare improving too slowly to meet rising strain of chronic diseases

    Too many lives are still lost in OECD countries because healthcare quality is improving too slowly to cope with ageing populations and the growing number of people with one or more chronic diseases, according to a new OECD report.

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