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26-May-2009

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School students still being held back by gender perceptions, OECD study shows

In most countries, girls and boys now show similar results in the OECD’s PISA tests of 15-year-olds. But systematic assessment of gender differences shows that students are still being held back by their own gender-related perceptions.

25-May-2009

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet addressed OECD Council

During her official visit to the OECD, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, met with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and addressed ambassadors at a special meeting of the OECD Council.

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20-May-2009

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France should prioritise the employment of disadvantaged young people

France should do more to ease the transition of unskilled young people into employment. The government should give priority to helping young people the furthest removed from the job market and to strengthening the social protection of the most disadvantaged, according to a new report by the OECD.

20-May-2009

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Luxembourg, U.S. agree to exchange bank information for tax purposes

Luxembourg has signed an agreement for the exchange of bank information on request in all tax matters with the U.S., marking a major step forward in international efforts to counter tax evasion.

19-May-2009

Japanese

さらなる競争が日本の農業の将来的な発展の鍵である

競争力を高めることは農業の将来的な発展に必要不可欠であるとOECDレポートでは記している。近年のより効率的な生産者に支持を重点化しようとする取組みは、農業の競争力向上に寄与するものの、農業が競争から守られている限り、その効果は限定的なものになるであろう。

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19-May-2009

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World trade set to fall 13 percent, OECD urges governments to avoid protectionism

With world trade volumes likely to shrink by as much as 13 percent in 2009 from 2008 levels, the OECD is urging governments to avoid protectionist measures and keep markets open in order to allow economies to benefit from the recovery when it comes.

19-May-2009

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More competition key to future prosperity of Japan’s farm sector, says OECD report

Improving competitiveness is essential to the future prosperity of Japan’s agricultural sector, according to a new OECD report.

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15-May-2009

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Governments must do more to help most vulnerable amid rising unemployment, urges OECD

Governments must urgently adapt their labour market policies to help their most vulnerable citizens in the economic crisis.

12-May-2009

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OECD’s Taxing Wages shows small reduction in taxes on individual wage earners in 2008

Taxes on wage earners fell slightly in 2008 in many OECD countries, with Poland and Turkey showing the biggest drop for an unmarried person earning the average wage, according to the OECD’s annual Taxing Wages publication.

11-May-2009

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African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2008/9

The 2009 Outlook covers 47 African countries, up from 35 last year. The report finds the region gravely affected by the global economic downturn. Following half a decade of above 5 per cent economic growth, the continent can expect only 2.8 per cent in 2009.

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