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  • 14-September-2009


    OECD, WTO and UNCTAD call on G20 for stronger commitment to more open trade and investment

    The OECD, World Trade Organisation and the UN’s Conference of Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to make a stronger commitment to open trade and investment as the global economy begins its recovery from the crisis.

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  • 6-July-2009


    Aid for Trade: Maintaining momentum

    In his remarks for the launch of the second global review on Aid for Trade, Mr. Gurría affirmed that more and better aid for trade is particularly important in the context of the crisis as it can help to build the capacity and infrastructure developing countries need to take full advantage of freer trade. Aid for trade should also support the broader development goals we all share, focusing not only on building trade capacities but

  • 2-July-2009


    Aid for Trade is building stronger economies

    All countries need to trade, with their neighbours and globally, to sustain long-term economic growth. Some low-income countries lack the instutitions, infrastructure to benefit from open markets and lift their people out of poverty.

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  • 24-June-2009


    2009 Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Nuclear Power Plants.

    Following the 108th Participants Meeting, the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits have agreed to some modifications to the rules of the Arrangement. It replaces Annex II of the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits and is effective from 1 July 2009.

  • 3-June-2009


    The OECD’s effort to help build a stronger, cleaner and fairer global economy

    The current economic crisis has exposed the deficiencies of economic global governance and the risk of having a highly integrated global economy with fragmented global economic decision-making and regulation. To improve our impact, we do need stronger, more inclusive and better coordinated international organisations, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 2-June-2009


    The crisis and its impact on cross border investment

    With the global economic crisis, governments are now focused on restoring national economic and employment growth and financial stability which also poses risks for freedom of investment.

  • 21-May-2009


    Responding to the global economic crisis – OECD’s role in promoting open markets and job creation

    In his speech delivered at the 2009 BIAC Business Roundtable, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD was working hard to help countries design better and more reliable policies to underpin the credibility of a stronger and more accountable global economy. But he warned that a new economic system can only work if it’s based on a more responsible business culture that can reconcile profit-making with reducing inequalities, fostering

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  • 19-May-2009


    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.

  • 13-May-2009


    OECD Insights

    OECD Insights is a new series of reader-friendly books that uses OECD analysis and data to introduce some of today’s most pressing social and economic issues.

  • 6-May-2009


    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

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