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  • 25-June-2015

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    Energy taxes misaligned with environmental impacts of energy use

    Governments are under-utilising taxation as a tool to curb the environmental consequences of energy use, foregoing revenue and weakening their attack on the principal source of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change and air pollution, according to new OECD analysis.

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  • 25-June-2015

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    OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook launches Wednesday 1 July at 12:00 p.m.

    The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024 will be published on Wednesday 1 July. The report analyses agriculture production, discusses how global markets are reacting to price volatility in both food and commodity markets and looks at farm sector trends for the coming decade. A special chapter in this year’s report analyses the prospects for Brazilian agriculture and the challenges facing the sector.

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  • 23-June-2015

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    Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers

    The current low interest rate environment poses a significant risk for the long-term financial viability of pension funds and insurance companies, as they seek to generate sufficient returns to meet promises, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 23-June-2015

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    Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development - 24-26 June 2015, in Manchester, United Kingdom

    Local policymakers have a critical role to play in developing more resilient and inclusive economies, particularly because they are well-positioned to take a more integrated approach to tackling complex challenges and seizing new opportunities. Playing this role effectively requires both sufficient local flexibility in national policies and adequate capacities at the local level.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    New Zealand in a good position to raise development aid ambitions

    New Zealand is a valued development partner for its small island neighbours, delivering aid effectively and using its experience of natural disasters to help manage risks in the region. It complements its development assistance by using liberal trade and employment systems to support poor countries, according to the OECD’s latest Peer Review of New Zealand.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    Climate change lecture by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the LSE

    Journalists are invited to a media breakfast with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at 9:00 on Friday 3 July in London ahead of a major speech he will make to the business community on developments in efforts to combat climate change and what governments, companies and investors need to do for a COP21 agreement in December to be effective.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    OECD encouraged by Israel’s recent investigative activity, but remains seriously concerned with overall efforts to enforce foreign bribery laws

    Israel is not sufficiently proactive in detecting and investigating foreign bribery, with no prosecutions over the past 7 years, despite 14 allegations of foreign bribery involving Israeli individuals or companies. The OECD Working Group on Bribery is, however, encouraged by the recently-opened investigations, and will pay close attention to how these evolve.

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  • 22-June-2015

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  • 22-June-2015

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    OECD Working Group on Bribery report on Israel launches Wednesday 24 June 2015

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery will release a review of Israel’s efforts to fight foreign bribery on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 11.00 CET.

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  • 19-June-2015

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    Launch of OECD Business and Finance Outlook - Wednesday 24 June (13.00 pm), OECD Conference Centre – Open to media

    This new report presents unique data and analysis on issues that may affect and change, both favourably and unfavourably, the future of business, finance and investment.

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