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  • 20-May-2009

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    Luxembourg, U.S. agree to exchange bank information for tax purposes

    Luxembourg has signed an agreement for the exchange of bank information on request in all tax matters with the U.S., marking a major step forward in international efforts to counter tax evasion.

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  • 20-May-2009

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    France should prioritise the employment of disadvantaged young people

    France should do more to ease the transition of unskilled young people into employment. The government should give priority to helping young people the furthest removed from the job market and to strengthening the social protection of the most disadvantaged, according to a new report by the OECD.

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  • 19-May-2009

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    World trade set to fall 13 percent, OECD urges governments to avoid protectionism

    With world trade volumes likely to shrink by as much as 13 percent in 2009 from 2008 levels, the OECD is urging governments to avoid protectionist measures and keep markets open in order to allow economies to benefit from the recovery when it comes.

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  • 19-May-2009

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    More competition key to future prosperity of Japan’s farm sector, says OECD report

    Improving competitiveness is essential to the future prosperity of Japan’s agricultural sector, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-May-2009

    Japanese

    さらなる競争が日本の農業の将来的な発展の鍵である

    競争力を高めることは農業の将来的な発展に必要不可欠であるとOECDレポートでは記している。近年のより効率的な生産者に支持を重点化しようとする取組みは、農業の競争力向上に寄与するものの、農業が競争から守られている限り、その効果は限定的なものになるであろう。

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  • 15-May-2009

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    Governments must do more to help most vulnerable amid rising unemployment, urges OECD

    Governments must urgently adapt their labour market policies to help their most vulnerable citizens in the economic crisis.

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  • 12-May-2009

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    OECD’s Taxing Wages shows small reduction in taxes on individual wage earners in 2008

    Taxes on wage earners fell slightly in 2008 in many OECD countries, with Poland and Turkey showing the biggest drop for an unmarried person earning the average wage, according to the OECD’s annual Taxing Wages publication.

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  • 11-May-2009

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    African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2008/9

    The 2009 Outlook covers 47 African countries, up from 35 last year. The report finds the region gravely affected by the global economic downturn. Following half a decade of above 5 per cent economic growth, the continent can expect only 2.8 per cent in 2009.

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  • 28-April-2009

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    Schools must do more to motivate tomorrow’s scientists, OECD study shows

    Across OECD countries, close to 40% of high-school students who come top in science subjects have no interest in pursuing a science-related career, while almost 45% do not want to continue studying science, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 24-April-2009

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    Tax haven crackdown will benefit developing countries, says OECD’s Gurría

    A crackdown on tax havens and cross-border tax evasion will help developing countries to raise more revenues to pay for much-needed schools, roads and hospitals, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. In an article published on the OECD’s website ahead of the 2009 spring meetings in Washington of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Gurría said improving the effectiveness of developing countries’

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