Publications & Documents


  • 1-July-2013

    English

    Italy and the euro area crisis: securing fiscal sustainability and financial stability

    Italy’s policy of fiscal consolidation and growth-friendly structural reforms has substantially improved its economic prospects, but the adverse sentiment that the country has faced in the sovereign bond market over the past years has deep roots.

  • 1-July-2013

    English

    The post-crisis narrowing of international imbalances - cyclical or durable?

    After peaking in the first half of 2008, international imbalances declined sharply during the global crisis of 2008-09, in part reflecting cyclical factors such as large contractions in domestic demand on the back of bursting housing bubbles in a number of deficit countries, as well as large declines in cross-border capital flows, interest rates and commodity prices.

  • 26-June-2013

    English

    Restructuring welfare spending in Slovenia

    Restoring fiscal sustainability is a major challenge in Slovenia. Yet, the performance in terms of expenditure control is poor and public expenditure on social spending increased briskly during the crisis, significantly more than on average across the OECD.

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  • 25-June-2013

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    OECD Model Tax Convention: Discussion draft on the tax treaty treatment of termination payments

    The OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs invites public comments on a discussion draft on the tax treaty treatment of various payments, such as non-competition payments, that may be made following the termination of an employment.

  • 19-June-2013

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    Mobilising domestic resources for all – Upgrading tax systems to a globalised world

    We do not seek harmonisation of tax systems or of tax rates. We aim to close the gaps and reduce the frictions between outdated tax systems and today’s business practices, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

  • 19-June-2013

    English

    Avoiding death by diesel, blog post by Simon Upton

    "It is estimated that air pollution from diesel-fuelled road transport kills 10 times more people each year in France than those who die in road accidents": OECD Insights Blog's post by Simon Upton, head of the OECD Environment Directorate, founder and Chair of the Round Table on Sustainable Development, and former New Zealand environment minister.

  • 19-June-2013

    English, PDF, 492kb

    First IRAS-OECD Regional GST/VAT Conference

    Singapore held the first Regional GST/VAT Conference on 22-23 May 2013, reaching out to 120 delegates from 18 countries. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore played host to 50 government delegates, many of whom are from the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 18-June-2013

    English, PDF, 8,350kb

    A Step Change in Tax Transparency

    The report "A Step Change in Tax Transparency", prepared at the request of the G8 for the Lough Erne Summit, outlines four concrete steps needed to put in place a global, secure and cost effective model of automatic exchange of information.

  • 18-June-2013

    English

    OECD reports to G8 on global system of automatic exchange of tax information

    The OECD has presented to G8 leaders the steps needed to create a fairer and more transparent global tax system.

  • 14-June-2013

    English

    Secretary-General’s participation to G8 Summit’s Working Lunch (Northern Ireland, 18th June 2013)

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, attended the Working Lunch of the G8 Summit and delivered the OECD report “A Step Change in Tax Transparency - Delivering a standardised, secure and cost effective model of bilateral automatic exchange for the multilateral context” and remarks on Trade, Tax, Transparency which are the key priorities of the UK G8 Presidency for the Summit.

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