Tag: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD
Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 22:23 UTC

Australia's capital Canberra, the best place in the world to live, says OECD

If Sydney is brash and bold, and Melbourne is cool and classy, then Canberra, at least in the Australian public imagination, is dull and devoid of soul.

The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra in Australia is the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Canberra led the regional ranking while Australia topped the overall country rankings, followed by Norway.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Leading economies showing overall steady growth trend, says OECD

The figures for Germany suggest that growth was losing its vigor, whereas in Italy the data continues to indicate a positive growth momentum.”

Leading economies are showing a steady growth trend overall, although Britain is doing particularly well and Japan and Germany are showing signs of losing pace, the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) said on Monday.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

How much does the taxman take, according to PWC and OECD?

European countries among the heaviest taxed but the government provides

Tax rates do vary dramatically depending on which country you live in. The accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has crunched the numbers for the G20 nations. For each country, they calculated how much a high earner on a salary of $400,000 (£240,000) in 2013, with a mortgage of $1.2m (£750,000), would have left after all income tax rates and social security contributions.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014 - 07:04 UTC

OECD warns global economy is threatened by a new low-growth era

Secretary General Gurria and Australian Treasurer Hockey presenting the report

A widespread slowdown in global economic productivity is threatening to usher in a new low-growth era, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned.

Thursday, November 21st 2013 - 07:02 UTC

US 'budget-debt ceiling' political clashes threaten slower world growth, warns OECD

”Gurria: The recovery is real, but at a slow speed, and there may be turbulence on the horizon”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, cut its forecast for global economic growth through next year and warned that fiscal and monetary policy decisions looming in the U.S. could derail the recovery. OECD said world economic output would expand 2.7% this year and 3.6% in 2014, down from May's forecast of 3.1% and 4%.

Friday, September 13th 2013 - 20:40 UTC

Canada, Israel, Japan with the most educated status in the world, says OECD

McGill and Toronto, some of the leading universities in Canada

With spiking tuition costs, insurmountable loan balances, and the unemployment rate for recent college graduates at double digit it’s clear that a university education doesn’t receive the best of praise, particularly in developed countries.

Saturday, August 3rd 2013 - 02:08 UTC

Brazil passes strict law on bribing extending liability to staff and companies involved

Proposed by Rousseff the bill was approved in record time in the wake of massive protests against the political establishment during June

Bribing a public official in Brazil could become a very onerous mistake for local and foreign businesses under a law enacted that for the first time makes companies liable for bribes paid by their employees.

Sunday, June 16th 2013 - 20:04 UTC

Ahead of G8 summit PM Cameron hails Overseas Territories’ tax evasion clampdown

PM Cameron satisfied but there are still doubts

British prime minister has hailed an agreement by the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies to sign up to a tax evasion clampdown. David Cameron said it was a “very positive step forward” ahead of the G8 meeting, which starts on Monday.

Saturday, June 15th 2013 - 04:06 UTC

Greeks and Spaniards move north in growing numbers looking for jobs, says OECD

“This is a brain-drain which has long-term consequences,” Gurria said.

Greeks and Spaniards are moving to northern Europe in growing numbers, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said this week, as soaring unemployment rates and fiscal austerity erode living standards in the south.

Monday, June 10th 2013 - 22:31 UTC

Slower global agricultural production in next decade but prices above historic average, says FAO

Developing countries will account for 80% of growth in global meat production and capture much of the trade

Global agricultural production is expected to grow 1.5% a year on average over the coming decade, compared with annual growth of 2.1% between 2003 and 2012, according to a new report published by the OECD and FAO released this week.


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