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  • 27-June-2018

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    OECD appoints two new Deputy Secretaries-General

    The OECD has appointed two new Deputy Secretaries-General - Ludger Schuknecht, currently Chief Economist and G20 Deputy at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Permanent Secretary of State of Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • 26-June-2018

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    More progress needed on reducing and redesigning agricultural support policies

    Most agricultural support policies continue to be poorly aligned with defined objectives, while measures that distort production and trade continue increasing in some countries, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 26-June-2018

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    Low productivity jobs driving employment growth in many OECD countries

    Weak labour productivity growth continues to mark the world’s advanced economies and risks compromising improvements in living standards, says a new OECD report.

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  • 21-June-2018

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    Germany’s strong anti-bribery enforcement against individuals needs to be matched by comparably strong enforcement against companies

    Germany continues to demonstrate a high level of anti-bribery enforcement having prosecuted and sanctioned 328 individuals and 18 companies in foreign bribery cases since 1999.

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  • 21-June-2018

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    Das harte Durchgreifen Deutschlands gegenüber korrupten Einzelpersonen muss mit gleicher Härte auch gegenüber Unternehmen erfolgen

    Deutschland setzt sich weiterhin intensiv für die Rechtsverfolgung von Bestechungsfällen ein: Seit 1999 wurden 328 Einzelpersonen und 18 Unternehmen in Fällen von Auslandskorruption strafrechtlich verfolgt und mit Haft- oder Geldstrafen belegt.

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  • 21-June-2018

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    Norway has successfully enforced its foreign bribery laws but faces potential obstacles

    Norway’s law enforcement institutions have demonstrated commitment and ability in combating foreign bribery using a robust legal framework. Its new Penal Code, however, could create obstacles to enforcement by potentially narrowing jurisdiction over foreign bribery committed by Norwegians abroad.

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  • 20-June-2018

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    Trade in fake Italian goods costs economy billions of euros

    Global trade in fake Italian goods such as luxury handbags, watches, foodstuffs and car parts is taking a bite out of Italy’s economy equivalent to around 1-2% of GDP in terms of lost sales, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 20-June-2018

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    Countries should focus on labour market policies to help refugees and improve coordinated actions to tackle illegal immigration

    Migration flows to OECD countries have dropped slightly for the first time since 2011, with around 5 million new permanent migrants in 2017, down from 5.3 million in 2016. This trend is mainly due to a significant decrease in new asylum applications, with 1.2 million applications in 2017 compared to 1.6 million in 2016, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 20-June-2018

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    Deeper reforms in Korea will ensure more inclusive and sustainable growth

    Short-term prospects for the Korean economy are good, with an uptick in world trade and fiscal policy driving growth, but productivity remains relatively low and the country faces the most rapid population ageing in the OECD area, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 19-June-2018

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    Further reforms needed for a stronger and more integrated Europe

    The European economy is growing robustly, helped by accommodative monetary policy, mildly expansionary fiscal policy and the global acceleration. The current economic expansion should be used to speed up implementation of reforms to the euro area architecture and EU policies that would support greater European integration and ensure stronger, more inclusive long-term growth, according to two new reports from the OECD.

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