Publications & Documents


  • 26-July-2012

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    Tax: OECD welcomes multilateral efforts to improve international tax compliance and transparency

    The OECD welcomed today a new model international tax agreement designed to improve cross-border tax compliance and boost transparency.

  • 19-July-2012

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    Tourism: Growth in tourism industry picks up

    International tourism arrivals have returned rapidly to steady growth, showing tourism’s resilience to the effects of the global economic and financial crisis, according to a new OECD report.

  • 18-July-2012

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    Switzerland tops fixed broadband ranking, while Korea leads in wireless broadband

    Switzerland tops for the first time the OECD fixed broadband ranking, with 39.9 subscribers per 100 inhabitants, followed closely by the Netherlands (39.1) and Denmark (37.9). The OECD average is 25.6, according to new OECD statistics.

  • 18-July-2012

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    Tax: OECD updates OECD Model Tax Convention to extend information requests to groups

    The OECD has updated Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention, which sets out the international standard on exchange of information. The standard provides for information exchange on request, where the information is “foreseeably relevant” for the administration of the taxes of the requesting party, regardless of bank secrecy and a domestic tax interest.

  • 16-July-2012

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    Tunisia signs multilateral agreement on fiscal co-operation and strengthens its links with the OECD

    During his visit to Tunisia, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurría, met with the Tunisian Prime Minister, as well as government ministers and the President of the National Constituent Assembly, in order to discuss the co-operation between Tunisia and the OECD.

  • 11-July-2012

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    Tax: The Global Forum welcomes Kazakhstan as new member

    Kazakhstan has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As the 110th member of the Global Forum, it will participate in the peer review process which encourages all countries to adopt effective exchange of information in tax matters.

  • 10-July-2012

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    Employment: OECD sees high jobless rates continuing - more must be done urgently to boost job creation and help jobseekers

    Employment: OECD sees high jobless rates continuing - more must be done urgently to boost job creation and help jobseekers

  • 10-July-2012

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    Tax: Ghana Signs Tax Cooperation Agreement

    Ghana has signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD. Ghana is the second African country, after South Africa, to sign the Convention since it was opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.

  • 9-July-2012

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    Agriculture: Effective management and incentives can rebuild fisheries sector, says OECD at EXPO 2012

    Governments looking to boost their fisheries sector should review their policies to create incentives for economically and environmentally sustainable fisheries, according to a new OECD report.

  • 4-July-2012

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    Agriculture: Increased productivity and a more sustainable food system will improve global food security OECD and FAO publish new Agricultural Outlook

    Food commodity prices are anticipated to remain on a higher plateau over the next decade, underpinned by firm demand but a slowing growth in global production, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012-2021.

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