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  • 4-June-2015

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    Global trade costs could drop dramatically if countries implement WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, OECD says

    Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could reduce worldwide trade costs by anywhere from 12.5% to 17.5%, according to new OECD analysis, with the greatest benefits accruing in developing countries.

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  • 3-June-2015

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    Strengthening investment key to improving world economy’s B-minus grade, says OECD

    Global growth will gradually strengthen towards its pre-crisis trend rate by late 2016 as activity becomes more evenly shared across the major economies and overall external imbalances are less marked than in the run-up to 2007, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.

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  • 2-June-2015

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    OECD updates its Better Life Index

    The OECD today launched the 2015 update of the Better Life Index (www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org), an online, interactive tool that invites people to create their own index according to their priorities in 11 topics – housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.

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  • 1-June-2015

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    El Salvador joins international efforts to fight offshore tax evasion

    El Salvador signed today the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, becoming the 86th signatory to the most comprehensive instrument for boosting international co-operation against offshore tax evasion.

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  • 1-June-2015

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    Secretary-General Angel Gurría awarded the Médaille de la Haute Assemblée by the Presidency of the French Senate

    To commemorate Latin America and Caribbean Day, first established in 2011 by the French Senate, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría was awarded the Senate’s Médaille de la Haute Assemblée. This honour was bestowed upon him by the President of the French Senate, Mr. Gérard Larcher, in recognition of the Secretary-General’s major contribution to the strengthening of relations between Latin America and France.

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  • 1-June-2015

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    More than 3 million German emigrants in OECD countries

    Germany is both the OECD’s second-largest country of immigration and one of the main origin countries of emigrants: 3.4 million people born in Germany were living in another OECD country in 2011, says a new OECD report “Talent Abroad: A Review of German Emigrants”.

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  • 29-May-2015

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    OECD Economic Survey of New Zealand launches Wednesday 10 June 2015

    The latest OECD Economic Survey of New Zealand, to be published on Wednesday 10 June, assesses the factors behind the country’s strong economic performance in recent years as well as actions that can be taken to make growth more sustainable and inclusive.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    International trade statistics: trends in first quarter 2015

    International trade slows sharply in first quarter of 2015

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  • 27-May-2015

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    The Global Forum releases new compliance ratings on tax transparency

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes published today new peer review reports for the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Morocco.

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  • 27-May-2015

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    Governments must step up efforts to tackle youth unemployment

    More than 35 million young people, aged 16-29, across OECD countries are neither employed nor in education or training (NEET). Overall, young people are twice as likely as prime-age workers to be unemployed. Governments need to do more to give young people a good start to their working lives and help them find work, according to a new OECD report.

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