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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría lamented the recent death of the distinguished British economist Angus Maddison, who held a number of senior posts at the OECD and its fore-runner, the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation, between 1953 and 1978.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the passage into law of the UK Bribery Bill.
The OECD and the Council of Europe have agreed on an update to an international treaty that aims to help governments enforce their tax laws, as part of the worldwide drive to combat cross-border tax evasion.
Turkey has made significant progress in its efforts to combat bribery in international business deals by fully implementing all but one of the recommendations made by the OECD Working Group on Bribery since 2007.
The OECD’s latest Economic Survey Germany, to be published on Friday 26 March, looks at the impact of the economic crisis on jobs and public finances. It discuss reforming the banking system as well as measures to broaden strong export performance to other sectors of the economy.
Innovation, education and more competition in the domestic market would help Germany emerge from the economic crisis with a stronger and more balanced economy.
The OECD, World Trade Organization and the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to resist protectionism or the prospects for economic recovery may be wiped out.
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Companies should put in place strict internal controls and establish ethics and compliance programmes as part of a strategy to combat bribery in international business deals, according to a new guidance agreed by the 38 countries that are party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría expressed sympathy and solidarity with the people of Chile in the wake of the tragic effects of the earthquake.