Publications & Documents


  • 30-April-2014

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    OECD now accounts for slightly less than 50% of world GDP, large emerging economies for about 30%

    OECD countries accounted for around 50% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expressed in Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) in 2011 - the latest benchmark year - compared with about 60% in 2005, the previous benchmark year, according to new data released today by the International Comparison Program (ICP).

  • 30-April-2014

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    Top earners capturing growing share of total income in many countries, says OECD

    The shares of the richest 1% in total pre-tax income have increased in most OECD countries over the past three decades. This rise is the result of the top 1% capturing a disproportionate share of overall income growth over that timeframe: up to 37% in Canada and 47% in the United States, according to new OECD analysis.

  • 24-April-2014

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    International community continues making progress on tax transparency

    The international community continues making progress toward greater cooperation to ensure effective information exchange in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes issued today 12 new reports that highlight action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.

  • 24-April-2014

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    Netherlands: Make economic, innovation and territorial reforms work together to boost growth and competitiveness, says OECD

    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.

  • 18-April-2014

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    Governments endorse new OECD Guidelines on applying VAT across borders

    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.

  • 18-April-2014

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    Northern Ireland, UK: Collaboration at local level is key towards matching skills to demand, says OECD

    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.

  • 17-April-2014

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    Employment issues will top agenda during OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development - 24-25 April in Stockholm, Sweden

    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.

  • 17-April-2014

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    OECD Economic Survey of The Netherlands launches Thursday 24 April 2014

    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.

  • 16-April-2014

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    The Netherlands must do more to make working at an older age more attractive, says OECD

    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.

  • 14-April-2014

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    What is RSS?

    This page contains introductory information on what RSS is and how it works. It also contains a link to the list of RSS links/feeds available at the OECD.

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