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  • 8-December-2017

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    Finland needs a plan to restore flagging development aid

    Finland has a good track record of providing aid to the world’s neediest countries and supporting international development efforts, yet 2016 saw sharp cuts to Finnish aid flows. Setting a clear timeline to restore its foreign aid budget will be key for Finland to continue making an impact with its aid programme, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 7-December-2017

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    Keynote address by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

    Keynote address by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Monday 11 December, 17:00 Paris time (16:00 GMT), OECD Conference Centre

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  • 6-December-2017

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    Zombie firms and weak productivity: what role for policy?

    Weak productivity growth is a major problem afflicting most societies. It curbs growth in incomes and endangers the sustainability of social security systems. An important, but often ignored, source of the productivity slowdown is the increasing prevalence of weakly productive firms and, among them, “zombie firms” – in essence firms that would typically exit or be forced to restructure in a competitive market.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    More efforts needed to help children from disadvantaged families succeed

    Too many people from disadvantaged backgrounds are falling behind in education and future job market, according to a new OECD report. Educational Opportunity For All says that children, students and adults from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds receive too little support to succeed in school and in learning opportunities later in life.

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  • 5-December-2017

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 5 December 2017

    OECD annual inflation down to 2.2% in October 2017, as energy price inflation slows

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  • 5-December-2017

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    Pensions reforms have slowed in OECD countries but need to continue

    Further reforms are needed across OECD countries to mitigate the impact of population ageing, increasing inequality among the elderly and the changing nature of work, according to a new OECD report. Pensions at a Glance 2017 says that public spending on pensions for the OECD as a whole has risen by about 1.5% of GDP since 2000. However, the projected pace of spending growth has slowed substantially.

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  • 5-December-2017

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    Wild fisheries landings decline while aquaculture surges

    Landings of wild-caught fish in OECD countries are 40% below their late 1980s peak and continue to decline, while aquaculture production has been increasing at an annual rate of 2.1% since 2011, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-December-2017

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    Launch of the OECD study: Confronting the Zombies: Policies for Productivity Revival - Wednesday 6 December 2017, 12:00 pm, at Bruegel, in Brussels, Belgium

    Weak productivity growth is a major problem afflicting our societies. It curbs growth in incomes and endangers the sustainability of our social security systems.

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  • 30-November-2017

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    OECD Review of Fisheries 2017 to be released on 5 December

    OECD Review of Fisheries 2017 to be released on 5 December

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  • 30-November-2017

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    OECD welcomes outcome of Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Ministerial

    The OECD welcomes the outcomes of today's Ministerial meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity, and congratulates Germany on this important achievement on the last day of its G20 Presidency. The Global Forum was created by G20 Leaders, at their Hangzhou summit in September of last year. The OECD is honoured to be serving the Global Forum as its Facilitator and to contribute to its achievements to date.

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