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OECD inflation falls to 1.4%, crimped by energy prices

Paris - Weak energy prices pushed down inflation in advanced countries to 1.4 percent in February from 1.7 percent in January, the OECD said on Tuesday against a background of concern that eurozone inflation is too low.In the eurozone, inflation "slowed to 0.
In the Media by AFP

Unemployment rate in advanced economies steady at 7.6%: OECD

Paris - The unemployment rate in advanced countries was steady at 7.6 percent in January, with 46.2 million people looking for work nearly six years after the financial crisis began, OECD data showed on Thursday.The unemployment rate in the 18-member eurozone ...
In the Media by AFP

OECD delivers new global standard to target tax cheats

Sydney - The OECD on Sunday delivered a new global standard to crack down on tax evasion with more than 40 countries already committing to measures which the European Commission called "a big step" forward.Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (...
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

OECD delivers new global standard to target tax cheats

Sydney - The OECD on Sunday delivered a new global standard to crack down on tax evasion with more than 40 countries already committing to the measures.Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) chief Angel Gurria called it "a real game-change...
In the Media by Martin Parry (AFP)

U.S. leads pushback against emerging market angst at G20

The world's rich nations pushed back on Friday against emerging market complaints about the spillover effects of their monetary policies, saying they had to get their own houses in order and get with the ag...
In the Media by Wayne Cole (Reuters)

Ireland says Yahoo! move is good business, not tax trick

Paris - Ireland is not a tax haven and Internet giants such as Yahoo! are attracted to the low-tax country for sound business reasons, the Irish prime minister insisted on Friday, fending off a French attack.
In the Media by Aurélia End (AFP)

Elite Talk: A talk with Yves Leterme on China's economic reforms Special

The 48th Prime Minister of Belgium Yves Leterme shared with this author his perspectives on China's sweeping economic reform package and what it means for the world economy in the foreseeable future.
Digital Journal Report by Phoenix Lee

Adult literacy and numeracy dropping across Britain and America

An OECD study released today highlights disturbing trends in adult literacy and numeracy across 24 industrialized nations. England and the United States scored particularly badly in the tests and the OECD warn of a "shrinking pool of skilled workers."
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 9 comments

Global flood damage set to reach $1 trillion by 2015

Flood damages for the world's 136 largest coastal cities could cost $1 trillion annually by 2050 if protective measures are not put into place.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

OECD cuts global growth forecast

Paris - Because of the poor economic prognosis in parts of the debt-plagued euro zone, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development has reduced its global growth estimate for next year.
In the Media by Ken Hanly
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