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December 10, 2014

Tax Revenues Rebounding From the Crisis but Tax Mix Varying Widely, OECD says

Tax burdens and revenue collection in advanced economies are reaching record levels not seen since before the global financial crisis, but the tax mix continues varying widely across countries, according to new OECD research published today.

December 9, 2014

Longer Lives and Weaker Global Economy Putting Pressure on Pensions, says OECD

Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to new OECD analysis. This work finds that countries where income inequality is decreasing grow faster than those with rising inequality.

December 8, 2014

Longer Lives and Weaker Global Economy Putting Pressure on Pensions, says OECD

The OECD Pensions Outlook 2014 says that low growth, low interest rates and low returns on investment linked to the slow global economy are now compounding the problems of population ageing for both public and private pension systems.

December 2, 2014

Scale of International Bribery Laid Bare by New OECD Report

Most international bribes are paid by large companies, usually with the knowledge of senior management, according to new OECD analysis of the cost of foreign bribery and corruption. Bribes in the analysed cases equalled 10.9% of the total transaction value on average, and 34.5% of the profits – equal to USD 13.8 million per bribe. But given the complexity and concealed nature of corrupt transactions, this is without doubt the mere tip of the iceberg, says the OECD.

December 1, 2014

Shifts in Migration Underline Need for Policy Reform, Says OECD

Permanent migration flows to the OECD area have begun to rebound, rising by a modest 1.1% in 2013 after a fall of 0.8% in 2012. Migration policies need to keep pace with these changes, according to a new OECD report. In a statement released today, Secretary-General Gurría welcomed the steps recently announced by President Obama to address immigration policy in the United States, and called for comprehensive efforts toward reform.

November 25, 2014

Strong Recovery in U.S and Canada to Continue; Global Forecasts to Remain Modest, Says OECD

Amid a modest global outlook, the recovery in the United States and Canada will continue with growth of 3.1% and 2.5% respectively in 2015, according to the Economic Outlook.

November 19, 2014

OECD Maps Location of Skilled U.S. Workers and the Employers Who Seek Them

U.S. employers are demanding skilled workforces, but are not always able to find a local supply, says a new OECD study looking at Job Creation and Local Economic Development.


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