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6-May-2009

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Joint OECD-FAO High-Level Meeting on Global Food Security, remarks by OECD Secretary-General

The combined effect of the global credit crunch, falling international trade and investment flows, lower remittances and the effect of budgetary pressures in donor countries’ aid plans, are reversing the progress we had made in combating global poverty and are pushing more people into hunger, according to the OECD Secretary-General. Important emergency measures need to be taken to ensure that more people have access to food

27-April-2009

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International Trade: Free, Fair and Open?

This book argues that prosperity has rarely, if ever, been achieved or sustained without trade. Trade alone, however, is not enough. Policies targeting employment, education, health and other issues are needed to promote well-being and tackle the challenges of a globalised economy.

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30-March-2009

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Keeping markets open at times of economic crisis

The economic crisis is placing severe strains on the global trade and investment system. Although few of the corrective measures currently being proposed are protectionist in intent, history reminds us not to be complacent.

21-March-2009

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Beyond the crisis: for a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy

In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from

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19-March-2009

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Globalisation and Emerging Economies - Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa

OECD countries still dominate the world economy, but their share of world trade dropped from 73% in 1992 to 64% in 2005, and some of the world’s most important economies are not members of the OECD. Foremost among these are the so-called BRIICS: Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa.

This book analyses key elements of the trade performance of the BRIICS in relation to the rest of the world, focusing on

19-March-2009

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Crisis is an opportunity to revive trade reforms, says OECD report

Resisting protectionism and reviving stalled trade reforms would help the major emerging economies build on the progress achieved over the past two decades and emerge from the crisis with their trade performance strengthened, says a new OECD report.

17-March-2009

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Freer trade and well targeted support are keys to food security in emerging markets - OECD report

As the global economic slowdown threatens to increase food insecurity among the world’s poor, a new OECD report calls on the major emerging economies to ensure their agricultural policies are focussed on long-term sustainability rather than short-term fixes..

5-March-2009

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Open markets in a time of crisis

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned of a “crisis of globalisation” if governments succumb to protectionist pressures. Speaking to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, he said emergency stimulus measures taken by governments during the crisis needed to be carefully conceived and monitored to preserve the long-term strength of the economy.

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19-January-2009

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Overcoming Border Bottlenecks - The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress brings to light one of the remaining weak links of international trade, which prevents countries from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks generated by inefficient, outdated and

12-November-2008

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OECD preparing two-pillar action plan in response to crisis, says Gurría

OECD is preparing a two-pillar action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth.

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