Publications & Documents


  • 18-October-2011

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    G20 finance ministers agree new principles to boost financial consumer protection

    G20 finance ministers have agreed new principles on financial consumer protection developed by the OECD. “Without consumer trust and confidence we could jeopardise the basis for global economic recovery and growth,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 17-October-2011

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    Health: Switzerland’s health system is high-performing but must prepare for the future

    The Swiss health system is one of the world’s best but must adapt to deal with rising costs and higher rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to a new OECD/WHO report.

  • 14-October-2011

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    Ireland coming out of the crisis, but challenges remain

    The Irish economy still faces tough challenges as the country exits from a deep recession and banking crisis, but its long-term prospects now appear better than many of the other hard hit European countries, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Ireland.

  • 12-October-2011

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    OECD launches new report on measuring well-being

    A new OECD report, How's Life, offers a comprehensive picture of what makes up people’s lives in 40 countries worldwide. This is part of the OECD’s ongoing effort to devise new measures for assessing well-being that go beyond GDP.

  • 12-October-2011

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    Tax reform can create jobs

    High unemployment rates, in the wake of the financial and economic crisis, have governments scrambling to create jobs. A new OECD report suggests that well-targeted tax reforms can encourage employers to hire more people and the jobless to look for employment.

  • 10-October-2011

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, October 2011

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs) for August 2011, designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to point to a slowdown in economic activity in most OECD countries and major non-member economies.

  • 6-October-2011

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    G20: OECD’s Gurría joins Germany’s Merkel and organisation heads in call for coordinated action to restore confidence

    Joint communiqué by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD , WTO , ILO , IMF and World Bank Group.

  • 5-October-2011

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    Workshop for journalists to discuss banking sector reform ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting

    OECD/AJEF workshop for journalists to discuss banking sector reform ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting, 14-15 October: « How can we regulate the banking system and strengthen it? »

  • 4-October-2011

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    OECD and IEA recommend reforming fossil-fuel subsidies to improve the economy and the environment

    Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to OECD and IEA analyses.

  • 27-September-2011

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    Education and design: OECD event to launch Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities, 29 September 2011

    Investments in well-designed, multi-purpose local education facilities serve as a visible commitment to the community and a cost-effective way to revitalise local economies.

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