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28-April-2009

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Schools must do more to motivate tomorrow’s scientists, OECD study shows

Across OECD countries, close to 40% of high-school students who come top in science subjects have no interest in pursuing a science-related career, while almost 45% do not want to continue studying science, according to a new OECD report.

24-April-2009

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Tax haven crackdown will benefit developing countries, says OECD’s Gurría

A crackdown on tax havens and cross-border tax evasion will help developing countries to raise more revenues to pay for much-needed schools, roads and hospitals, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. In an article published on the OECD’s website ahead of the 2009 spring meetings in Washington of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Gurría said improving the effectiveness of developing countries’

24-April-2009

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Coordination of export credit support agreed to help boost trade flows

Thirty-five countries have agreed to co-ordinate export credit support to help boost international trade and investment during the economic crisis. The OECD will host regular meetings to exchange information and monitor progress.

20-April-2009

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Australia should intervene quickly to avert a major rise in youth unemployment, says OECD

Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.

20-April-2009

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OECD review of Ireland’s development co-operation

Ireland’s net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 1.3 billion in 2008, a 90% increase over 2003 in real terms. Ireland’s aid grew from 0.39% of gross national income in 2003 to 0.58% in 2008 during a period of exceptional national economic growth.

17-April-2009

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Bermuda signs eight new tax information agreements

Bermuda has signed 8 new tax information exchange agreements, with seven Nordic economies – Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and with New Zealand, bringing to 11 the number of such agreements it has entered into.

9-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría regarding Switzerland

Following recent statements by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, related to more efficient international tax co-operation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría confirmed that the Organisation has always paid due attention to the interests of its Member countries and will continue to do so. He made public a letter to President Han-Rudolf Merz sent on 2 April of this year, setting out the course of actions of the

8-April-2009

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OECD Factbook 2009 focuses on inequality

How equitable is access to health and education in OECD countries? How wide are the differences in economic performance between regions? To what extent do government benefits and taxes reduce poverty?

8-April-2009

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Rising informal employment will increase poverty

Informal employment is at record levels worldwide with severe consequences for poverty in poor countries, according to Is Informal Normal?, a new report by the OECD Development Centre.

7-April-2009

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Four more countries commit to OECD tax standards

The OECD welcomes recent commitments to the internationally agreed tax standard on exchange of information made by Costa Rica, Malaysia, Philippines and Uruguay.

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