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  • 16-July-2009

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    Belgium makes progress implementing OECD standards on tax information exchange

    In the past two days Belgium has signed protocols to its tax conventions with Luxembourg, Singapore, San Marino, and the Seychelles as well as a tax convention with the Isle of Man and a tax information exchange agreement with Monaco

  • 15-July-2009

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    Fall in shipbuilding set to continue for some time, says OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding

    The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity. This outlook is unlikely to improve for some time.

  • 14-July-2009

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    Recent reforms strengthening Brazil’s resilience to economic crisis, says OECD’s Gurría

    Brazil is resisting the global downturn better than many other countries thanks to sound policies developed over recent years and an improved balance of payments, said Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD.

  • 9-July-2009

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    OECD’s review of Sweden’s development co-operation

    Sweden spent USD 4.73 billion on overseas development assistance (ODA) in 2008. This amounted to 0.98% of its gross national income (GNI), making Sweden the most generous DAC donor countries as a proportion of its economy.

  • 9-July-2009

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes strengthening of G8/G5 dialogue through HAP

    “Closer and stronger ties between the G8 and G5 countries are critical for tackling the increasingly complex global challenges facing our countries, and never more so than in the current economic crisis,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today at the G8 Summit.

  • 8-July-2009

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    OECD Economic Survey of Brazil 2009

    The OECD’s latest economic survey of Brazil, to be published on Tuesday 14 July 2009, looks at the challenges the country faces as it recovers from the global downturn. It also discusses the reforms needed to reinforce long-term growth and raise living standards.

  • 8-July-2009

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    Luxembourg makes progress in OECD standards on tax information exchange

    Luxembourg has signed a protocol to its double taxation convention with Norway, bringing to 12 the number of agreements it has on exchange of information for tax purposes.

  • 7-July-2009

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    Tougher rules needed to protect consumers, says OECD

    Financial services firms must make sure their customers understand what they are letting themselves in for when they sign up for mortgages, consumer loans and other products, under new OECD guidelines designed to avoid a repeat of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

  • 7-July-2009

    English

    OECD Economic Survey of Russia 2009

    The OECD’s latest economic survey of Russia, to be published on Wednesday 15 July 2009, looks at the reforms needed to establish more robust and sustainable growth in the wake of the current crisis.

  • 6-July-2009

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    G8 Summit to discuss principles and standards for global business dealings

    One of the agenda items at the G8 Summit in L’Aquila this week is expected to be a discussion of a proposed new “Global Standard” for international business dealings.

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