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Pier Carlo Padoan has been appointed Chief Economist of the OECD. Mr. Padoan will maintain his status of Deputy Secretary-General which he has held since joining the OECD in June 2007.
The OECD will host a high-level roundtable debate entitled “Foreign Bribery: Who Pays the Price?” on Wednesday 9 December 2009, International Anti-Corruption Day.
América Latina está mostrando signos de recuperación y estabilización en su conjunto. La actividad económica se está apoyando en una mejora de las condiciones financieras globales y de los mercados de materias primas, así como en la recuperación de las exportaciones.
A América Latina em conjunto está dando sinais de recuperação e estabilização. As atividades econômicas estão sendo apoiadas com melhoramentos nos mercados financeiros e de commodities, e também com as exportações em franca recuperação.
Latin America as a whole is showing signs of recovery and stabilization. Economic activity is helped by improving conditions in global financial and commodity markets, as well as recovering exports.
The OECD and the European Investment Bank have agreed to share their expertise in support of economic co-operation and sustainable development. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and EIB President Philippe Maystadt signed a co-operation agreement to that effect today in Paris.
The recession is taking its toll on tax receipts across the OECD. Aggregate tax burdens in OECD economies, calculated as the ratio of tax revenues to gross domestic product, or GDP, were unchanged between 2006 and 2007, and then fell in 2008.
News conference to launch the OECD Development Centre’s latest Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO 2010).
The global economy is recovering faster than expected but remains fragile. How quickly will global trade and investment bounce back after the sharp falls of the past year? What role can international investment play in building a stronger, cleaner, fairer global economy?
Young Poles have been hit hard by the jobs crisis. To help them, a new OECD report on Poland says that the government should invest more in vocational training schemes, and temporarily cut the cost of employing low-skilled school-leavers.