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  • 6-November-2012

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    Development: Finland should not back-track on its aid commitments, says OECD

    Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights.

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  • 5-November-2012

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    OECD improves tool to predict the hazards of chemicals

    Governments and the chemical industry spend millions of dollars every year testing the safety of chemicals that people use in their everyday lives. Computer modelling, through the OECD-designed QSAR Toolbox software, now replaces many of the tests traditionally done in the laboratory. This allows regulators and industry to save money and use fewer animals to predict the hazardous properties of chemicals.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    Investment: G20 governments must step up efforts to resist protectionism, says OECD, WTO, UNCTAD report

    The OECD, WTO and UNCTAD have called on G20 governments to step up efforts to resist protectionism in the face of continuing high unemployment and a weak economic recovery.

  • 29-October-2012

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    Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, met with the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD

    The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD on Monday 29th October.

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  • 29-October-2012

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    Global Forum on tax transparency welcomes new members and reviews 12 countries

    At the Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, delegates from 81 jurisdictions and 11 international organisations evaluated whether all Forum members are exchanging tax information effectively.

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  • 25-October-2012

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    OECD and ATAF strengthen tax co-operation with Africa

    The OECD and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation, agreeing to work together to improve tax systems in Africa.

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  • 25-October-2012

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    OECD seriously concerned by lack of foreign bribery convictions, but encouraged by recent efforts by the Australian Federal Police

    Australia’s enforcement of its foreign bribery laws has been extremely low, with just a single case leading to prosecutions out of 28 referrals in 13 years. Cases may have been closed prematurely. Australia must vigorously pursue foreign bribery allegations.

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  • 24-October-2012

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    Tax: Revenues rising slowly across the OECD

    In most OECD countries tax revenues are continuing to rise in relation to GDP from the 2008-09 declines seen at the beginning of the crisis, according to OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics. OECD countries collected about 34.0% of GDP in taxes in 2011, compared with 33.8% in 2010.

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  • 23-October-2012

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    OECD seriously concerned at lack of foreign bribery convictions in France, but recognises recent efforts to ensure independence of prosecutors

    France should intensify its efforts to combat the bribery of foreign public officials. Only five convictions – of which one, under appeal, involves a company – have been handed down in twelve years.

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  • 19-October-2012

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    Measuring well-being needs to be at the heart of policy-making, says OECD World Forum

    A major step forward towards putting the measurement of well-being at the heart of policy-making was taken at a four-day international conference which ended in New Delhi today.

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