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  • 27-March-2019

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    OECD Steel Committee concerned about excess capacity in steel sector

    Low growth prospects for the global economy, slowing demand for steel and virtually unchanged steelmaking capacity are driving severe and persistent excess capacity in the steel sector, the OECD Steel Committee said at the end of its meeting this week. The Committee reiterated the need for capacity reductions in relevant economies and for the removal of subsidies and other support measures that are distorting steel markets.

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  • 20-March-2019

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    Portugal’s pension system needs to prepare for rapid population ageing

    Portugal needs to reform its pensions system to address the challenges of a fast-shrinking workforce and high levels of old-age inequality, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-March-2019

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    OECD survey reveals many people unhappy with public services and benefits

    Many people in OECD countries believe public services and social benefits are inadequate and hard to reach. More than half say they do not receive their fair share of benefits given the taxes they pay, and two-thirds believe others get more than they deserve. Nearly three out of four people say they want their government to do more to protect their social and economic security.

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  • 19-March-2019

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    Governments need to act today to ward off deepening divides across regions

    Governments should take specific actions now to ward off deepening divides across regions and seize new opportunities in the face of global “megatrends”, the OECD said this week. Two new OECD reports highlight that regions are not equally equipped to handle future technological changes, ageing, climate change and other megatrends; and that decentralisation policies need to work more effectively.

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  • 18-March-2019

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    Trade in fake goods is now 3.3% of world trade and rising

    Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in the last few years – even as overall trade volumes stagnated – and now stands at 3.3% of global trade, according to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office.

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  • 14-March-2019

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    Argentina’s agro-food sector is growing remarkably, but agriculture policies are not keeping pace

    The Argentinian agro-food sector has grown remarkably over the past thirty years, driven by innovation, an abundance of young, well-educated farmers and strong international prices.

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  • 14-March-2019

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    Turkey’s foreign bribery enforcement framework needs to be urgently strengthened and corporate liability legislation reformed

    In view of Turkey’s continued failure to implement key aspects of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and to enforce its foreign bribery laws, the Working Group on Bribery will send a high-level mission to Ankara in 2020, unless Turkey takes concrete action by October 2019.

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  • 13-March-2019

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    G20 GDP Growth - Fourth quarter of 2018, OECD

    Stable GDP growth in G20 area

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  • 12-March-2019

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    OECD urges more action on bridging digital divides, boosting skills and enhancing access to data at Going Digital Summit

    The digital transformation is well under way, yet its scope and speed varies greatly across countries, sectors, people and places. Going digital will only fully benefit economies and societies if governments step up efforts to prepare businesses, people and policies for a digital world, the OECD said today.

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  • 12-March-2019

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: March 2019

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.3% in January 2019

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