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  • 21-September-2011

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    Agriculture: Support to agriculture at historic lows, OECD says

    Government support to agriculture in OECD countries fell to 18% of total farm receipts in 2010, a record low linked to high commodity prices, but has been rising in large emerging economies, according to a new OECD report.

  • 20-September-2011

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    Science and technology: falling patent quality hits innovation, says OECD

    The quality of patent filings has fallen dramatically over the past two decades. The rush to protect even minor improvements is overburdening patent offices and reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, according to the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011.

  • 14-September-2011

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    Education: crisis reinforces importance of a good education, says OECD

    People with university degrees have suffered far fewer job losses during the global economic crisis than those who left school without qualifications, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.

  • 12-September-2011

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, September 2011

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs) for July 2011, designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to point to a slowdown in economic activity in most OECD countries and major non-member economies. The CLI for the OECD area fell 0.5 point in July; the fourth consecutive monthly decline.

  • 12-September-2011

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    Tax: Jurisdictions move towards full tax transparency

    Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.

  • 12-September-2011

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    Chemicals: Argentina joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

    Argentina has joined the OECD system for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals. Through MAD, Argentina’s non-clinical safety data related to the protection of human health and the environment must be accepted by OECD and other adhering countries.

  • 2-September-2011

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    Innovation: OECD Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy, 12-13 September 2011

    Setting winning policies to foster innovation and scientific breakthroughs is tough even when governments and companies have money to spend.

  • 2-September-2011

    Spanish

    ESPAÑA : El Secretario general de la OCDE da la bienvenida al proyecto de reforma constitucional para fijar un límite máximo de déficit presupuestario

    La OCDE saluda el anuncio hecho por el gobierno español el pasado viernes 26 de agosto, relativo al acuerdo alcanzado en el Parlamento con los partidos de la oposición, para fijar en la Constitución un límite máximo al déficit presupuestario.

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  • 31-August-2011

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    Spain: OECD's Gurría welcomes draft debt deficit law

    The OECD’s welcomes the announcement by the Spanish government last Friday August 26th about having agreed with the opposition parties in Parliament to enshrine a set of deficit limits in the Constitution.

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  • 30-August-2011

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    Tax: Governments concerned that some corporations unfairly claim losses to avoid taxes

    The economic crisis means global corporate losses have increased significantly. Though most of these claims are justified, some corporations use ‘aggressive tax planning’ to avoid taxes. Governments are working together to detect and deter these undue tax advantages.

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