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We need action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we need it now.” - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. In the lead-up to COP15, there have been renewed calls for developed countries to assist developing countries’ efforts to reduce their greenhouse gases emissions.
The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.
India needs to strengthen and liberalise its regulatory framework and invest more in infrastructure in order to attract increased foreign direct investment (FDI), according to a new OECD report.
The OECD has established a set of key principles to guide financial policy makers as they look to fundamental reform that will achieve strong, resilient financial systems that play their part in driving economic growth.
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.