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  • 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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  • 26-September-2016

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    Carbon pricing efforts are falling short, but even modest collective action can deliver significant progress, OECD says

    Current carbon prices are falling short of the levels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change, but even moderate price increases could have a significant impact, according to new OECD research.

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  • 26-September-2016

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    Latin America and the Caribbean: Low personal income taxes lead to lower taxes on wages compared with OECD

    Taxes on the labour income of the average worker in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries totalled 21.7% of total labour costs in 2013, one-third lower than in OECD countries, where the average was 35.9%, according to the first edition of Taxing Wages in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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  • 22-September-2016

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    Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 Through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems - Publication launches on Monday 26 September, at 11:00 am.

    A new OECD report, Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems presents the first full analysis of the use of carbon pricing on energy in 34 OECD member countries and 7 partner economies: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

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  • 22-September-2016

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    Tax policy reforms driven by focus on boosting growth

    While fiscal consolidation was the key driver of tax reforms in the years+33 following the global economic crisis, the main emphasis of recent tax reforms has shifted back to tax measures aimed at boosting economic growth, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-September-2016

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    Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016 launches on Wed. 28 September at 14:00 (CEST) First presentation of Facebook’s The Future of Business Survey

    Entrepreneurs traditionally play a crucial role in creating jobs and boosting growth, but new company creation and small business activity stalled during the global economic crisis. What has happened since is one of many topics to be covered in Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016, the OECD’s annual assessment of entrepreneurial activity in key countries worldwide.

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  • 21-September-2016

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    Building a brighter economic future in the Middle East and North Africa OECD-MENA Forum & Ministerial Conference, Tunis

    Instability since the Arab Spring has battered economies and thrown up new economic and social challenges across the Middle East and North Africa. Decisive action is needed in MENA countries to restore foreign investment and trade, unlock economic potential, create jobs for a growing population, rebuilt trust in governments and address regional inequality.

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  • 21-September-2016

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    Latvia faces important challenges to improve the performance of its health system

    Latvia has successfully consolidated its hospital sector and strengthened primary care since the financial crisis. But persistent barriers to accessing high quality care need to be removed, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-September-2016

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    OECD warns weak trade and financial distortions damage global growth prospects

    Weak trade growth and financial distortions are exacerbating slow global economic growth, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.

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  • 20-September-2016

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    UN Commission: New Investments in Global Health Workforce Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth

    The Presidents of France and South Africa today called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment.

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