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  • 30-June-2011

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    Health: spending continues to outpace economic growth in most OECD countries

    Health spending continues to rise faster than economic growth in most OECD countries, maintaining a trend observed since the 1970s. Health spending reached 9.5% of GDP on average in 2009, the most recent year for which figures are available, up from 8.8% in 2008, according to OECD Health Data 2011.

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  • 30-June-2011

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    Corruption : OECD recognises Norway’s commitment to the fight against foreign bribery and recommends further improvements

    Norway has made significant progress in its efforts against the bribery of foreign public officials in recent years, according to a new OECD report. But more could be done to strengthen enforcement, including by focusing on the confiscation from companies of the proceeds of bribery.

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  • 29-June-2011

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    OECD’s Gurría congratulates new IMF head Lagarde

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has congratulated Christine Lagarde on her appointment as the IMF’s next Managing Director.

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  • 29-June-2011

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    Internet economy: New framework for an open Internet agreed at OECD

    OECD governments and other stakeholders have created a new framework to promote a more transparent, open Internet at a two-day meeting in Paris.

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  • 28-June-2011

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    Education: Korea tops new OECD PISA survey of digital literacy

    Korea tops a new OECD PISA survey that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn. The next best performers were New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong-Kong China and Iceland.

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  • 22-June-2011

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    Education: OECD PISA Digital Literacy report to be released Tuesday 28 June 2011

    The OECD will release a new PISA report, “Students on Line: Reading and Using Digital Information”, that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn, on Tuesday 28 June 2011.

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  • 14-June-2011

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    India: Further reforms must ensure strong growth is long-lasting and benefits all

    India has the chance to move towards strong, sustained and socially inclusive growth if the right policies are put in place, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 14-June-2011

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, June 2011

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs) designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, point to a mild loss of growth momentum in most major economies for April 2011.

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  • 9-June-2011

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    Corruption: Quick and measurable action needed to tackle bribery and corruption in the Arab region, says OECD and UNDP

    Governments in the Arab region should quickly step up their efforts to tackle bribery and corruption in order to boost job creation, improve living standards through achieving the MDGs and promote trust in government.

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  • 8-June-2011

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    More effective competition and better regulation needed to cut high mobile data roaming costs, says OECD

    Regulators and policy makers should boost competition among mobile telephone operators to cut the high prices being charged for international data roaming, according to a new OECD report.

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