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Provisional figures show that gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area rose by 0.6% in the third quarter of 2011, against 0.3% in the previous quarter.
The OECD area unemployment rate, at 8.2% in September 2011, was unchanged from August. The rate has remained at around 8.2% since January 2011.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) for September 2011 continue pointing to a slowdown in economic activity in most OECD countries and major non-member economies.
As the Slovak Republic strives to increase productivity and competitiveness in the recovery from the financial crisis, the OECD Environmental Performance Review of the Slovak Republic recommends that it strengthen environmental policies.
In recent years Israel has strengthened its environmental policies and now should develop a green growth plan that combines environmental, economic and social policies.
Tax Transparency 2011: Report on Progress, a report prepared by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, was delivered to the G20 in Cannes and is now available to journalists.&
"Tax co-operation and compliance are of crucial importance for all countries and citizens - and not only in times of a tight fiscal and budgetary environment,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría from the Cannes G20 Summit.
The report on bank secrecy and tackling tax evasion presented by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría to finance ministers at the Cannes G20 summit today.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 3.3% in the year to September 2011, compared with 3.2% in the year to August - the highest rate since October 2008.
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Special Pre-G20 Briefing Note