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  • 27-April-2017

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    OECD's Gurría signals sharper focus on fixing globalisation to make it work for all

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today stressed the OECD’s commitment to help governments better address the negative consequences of globalisation while preserving the benefits of open economies and societies worldwide.

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  • 19-April-2017

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    The Bill Frenzel Champion of Free Trade Award – Economic Club of Minnesota

    The OECD Secretary-General spoke to the Economic Club of Minnesota about what must be done to make the trade system that has benefited so many work for everyone.

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  • 11-April-2017

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    Towards a Better Globalisation: How Germany can respond to the critics

    Citizens in many countries are expressing dissatisfaction with how they believe trade, technology and immigration are affecting their daily lives. While much of this discontent can be traced back to the global economic crisis, its root causes are more complex. What can be done at the Global, European and German level?

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  • 28-February-2017

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    International trade statistics: trends in fourth quarter 2016

    G20 merchandise trade growth picks up in Q4 2016

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  • 20-December-2016

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    Forthcoming release of new Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) data in 2017/2018

    In Q1 2017 there will be a "light" update of the TiVA/ICIO introducing two new countries, Morocco and Peru and in Q1 2018 a "major" update will occur.

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  • 8-December-2016

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    State-Owned Enterprises as Global Competitors - A Challenge or an Opportunity?

    An estimated 22% of the world’s largest firms are now effectively under state control, this is the highest percentage in decades. These firms are likely to remain a prominent feature of the global marketplace in the near future. The upsurge of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as global competitors has given rise to concerns related to a level playing field.  Some business competitors and observers claim that preferential treatment granted by governments to SOEs in return for public policy obligations carried out at home can give SOEs a competitive edge in their foreign expansion. The OECD has taken a multidisciplinary approach, looking at the issue from the competition, investment, corporate governance and trade policy perspectives.  The report aims to sort fact from fiction, and develop a stronger understanding, based on empirical evidence, on how to address growing policy concerns with regard to SOE internationalisation. The report concludes that although there is no clear evidence of systematic abusive behaviour by SOE investors, frictions need to be addressed, in view of keeping the global economy open to trade and investment.

  • 29-November-2016

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    International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2016

    G20 merchandise trade growth remains sluggish in Q3 2016

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  • 31-October-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes the signature of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

    “I congratulate Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the signature of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The deal comes at a crucial time when slowing trade growth and low investment are contributing to the weakness of the global economy.

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  • 19-October-2016

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    Evolving Agricultural Policies and Markets - Implications for Multilateral Trade Reform

    This report focuses on the significant developments in world agricultural markets and in the policies of major agricultural producing regions since the latest round of WTO negotiations began in 2001. In the past decade, production, prices and trade flows have been transformed and countries have substantially altered their agricultural trade and domestic support policies. The impacts of these policies on global production, trade and welfare (proxied by private household consumption) are assessed along with the effects of possible multilateral trade reform scenarios. The assessments are made through an application of the OECD’s computable general equilibrium model, METRO, in conjunction with the AGLINK-COSIMO outlook model.

  • 28-September-2016

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    Green shoots of recovery in entrepreneurship beginning to appear

    The post-crisis recovery in entrepreneurial activity remains mixed across countries, but new data released today by the OECD provides tentative signs of a turning point, with trends in enterprise creation rates pointing upwards in most economies.

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