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The Netherlands is gradually emerging from a double-dip recession with strengthened public finances and reforms on track to improve the labour and housing markets and the health care and pension systems. These reforms are paying off, says the OECD. Growth is expected to reach 1% this year and 1.3% in 2015.
The governments of 86 countries have taken a key step towards preventing value added tax from weighing on trade while also safeguarding state revenues by endorsing the first internationally agreed framework for applying national VAT rules to cross-border transactions.
Closer collaboration between local employment, training, and economic development agencies to develop the right skills in jobseekers is crucial to support export-oriented growth in Northern Ireland, according to a new OECD report.
With economic recovery underway in most OECD countries, efforts to create jobs and stimulate growth have moved to the local level, where workers are seeking to acquire the skills needed in the 21st Century economy.
The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of The Netherlands, to be published on Thursday 24 April 2014, assesses the country’s gradual emergence from a protracted recession as well as the structural reforms the government has implemented, or plans to put in place, to help the economy recover.
Encouraging more people to work later in life would help the Netherlands meet its growing challenges of a rapidly ageing population and rising social spending, according to a new OECD report.
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Secondo un nuovo rapporto dell'OCSE, l'Italia ha aumentato i contributi e innalzato il livello dei futuri obiettivi di aiuto allo sviluppo, facendo registrare un'inversione della tendenza al ribasso negli stanziamenti a favore della cooperazione allo sviluppo.
Italy has raised its foreign aid contributions and its future targets, reversing a trend of falling development assistance, and now needs to improve the way it manages its development programmes, according to a new OECD review.
Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years, as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher proportions of earnings to tax, according to new data in the annual Taxing Wages publication.