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  • 5-December-2011

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes Italian government measures to strengthen public finances

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the measures adopted by the Italian government to address fiscal sustainability while boosting growth and equity.

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  • 5-December-2011

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    Society: Governments must tackle record gap between rich and poor, says OECD

    The gap between rich and poor in OECD countries has reached its highest level for over over 30 years, and governments must act quickly to tackle inequality, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-December-2011

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    Czech Republic should further develop its framework programme for preschool education, says OECD

    The Czech Republic should build on the strengths of its preschool education framework to further enhance the quality of its early childhood education and care services, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-December-2011

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    Internet economy: wireless subscribers drive broadband growth, says OECD

    Demand from new wireless subscribers is driving growth in high-speed Internet in OECD countries but the latest data show a slowdown in fixed broadband subscriptions in the first half of 2011.

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  • 1-December-2011

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    Environment: Transforming the energy sector to deliver greener growth

    Rising global energy demand and the need to drastically cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions require a transformation in the way we produce, deliver and consume energy, according to a new joint report from the OECD and IEA.

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  • 29-November-2011

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    Tax revenues stabilise in OECD countries in 2010

    OECD countries acknowledge that taxes must play a role in the process of fiscal consolidation as they battle unprecedented budget deficits. In 2010, the majority of OECD governments have stabilised their tax to GDP, with the average ratio moving up slightly from 33.8% in 2009 to 33.9% in 2010.

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  • 29-November-2011

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    Bribery: OECD invites Colombia to join Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD today invited Colombia to join its Working Group on Bribery and to accede to the Anti-Bribery Convention. OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher signed an exchange of letters with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

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  • 28-November-2011

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    Proceeds from bribery can - and must- be accurately calculated in order to impose appropriate penalties, finds a joint OECD/StAR Study

    To help governments meet this challenge, the OECD and the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) released today a new study on the Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery.

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  • 24-November-2011

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    Environment: Political courage in Durban needed to combat climate change, says OECD’s Gurría

    According to OECD’s latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to grow by another 50% in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3-6 degree increase of average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action, says OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 23-November-2011

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    Health: medical care improving but better prevention and management of chronic diseases needed to cut costs, says OECD

    Though overall medical care is improving, efforts to prevent and better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma would improve results and lower costs, according to the OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance.

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