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... and aid from wealthier Arab states and OECD nations to help provide technology, such as more efficient irrigation and recycling systems. Fourth, raising investment and providing sources of funding is ...
... has enjoyed one of the best economic performances of any OECD country.  While many structural reforms over the past few decades and sound macroeconomic management have underpinned this, Australia's closer ...
... better than other developed OECD countries, sailing through hardly missing a heart beat.  Many imagined that it was just a matter of toughing it out before we would see a return of the good times. Then ...
24. Some Australia Day thought leadership
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... OECD countries. Teo argues that the wealth generated by the current mining boom should be seen as an opportunity to build the foundations of the next boom, the mind boom. We have the scientists. All ...
25. Bribery and corruption in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
The OECD has just issued a scathing report on Japan's efforts to fight bribery and corruption.  This is striking in many respects -- most notably the stark contrast with the recent glowing report for Japan's ...
26. Korea and Japan: a tale of two countries
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Over the past two decades, as Japan has gradually slipped down the OECD ladder in terms of GDP per capita, Korea has progressively climbed the same ladder.  It's just a matter of time before Korea overtakes ...
27. Inequality just keeps on rising
Many still question the motivations of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.  These people should read the recent OECD publication "Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising" (see: www.oecd.org/els/social/inequality) ...
... data from the OECD, in 2009 57% of Japanese ODA was directed to countries in Asia (including Southern and Central Asia, and Other Asia and Oceania), with Indonesia, India, China, Vietnam and Philippines ...
29. Rise of Global Latinas
... recent study by the OECD which shows that high income earners in Latin America, with the exception of Brazil, pay less direct taxes than their counterparts in Europe and North America. The excuse for ...
30. Innovating out of crisis
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... according to OECD analysis.  Companies like Microsoft, Nokia, Google, Blackberry (RIM) were all born, or reborn, during an economic downturn. In fact, over half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 ...
31. OECD and Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... its part, the OECD has seen a great opening at the leadership level, with Europe losing its stranglehold on the Secretary-General position in 1996 to a Canadian, Donald Johnston, who was then followed ...
32. Questions on Japan
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... growth until the 1980s.  By the late 1960s, Japan had already overtaken the then West Germany to become the second biggest OECD economy.  Since the bursting of Japan's financial bubble about twenty years ...
33. Global education in Japan
... World Wildlife Fund active in efforts to protect the environment. Turning to international finance, CSOs such as Transparency International work very closely with the OECD and United Nations in the fight ...
34. Trans Pacific Partnership
(Panorama/International Trade)
... economies are today performing much better than the crisis-ridden OECD countries. With the US clearly in the TPP driver's seat, the TPP trade talks clearly reflect a US agenda and could result in a lop-sided ...
35. Japan's stunted economy
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... inefficient, even compared with many of its Asian neighbors.  This is a major reason why Japan's GDP per capita ranks only 16th highest out of the OECD's 34 members, and is about 25% less than that of ...
36. OECD countries -- what are they worth now?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
The end of the Cold War was a massive victory for OECD countries -- and above all, a victory for their principles of market economy, pluralist democracy and respect for human rights. Thus, it is ever ...
37. The Korean Paradox
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  OECD, Statistical profile of South Korea, http://www.oecd.org/country/0,3731,en_33873108_33873555_1_1_1_1_1,00.html http://www.g8.utoronto.ca/newsdesk/seoul/index.html OECD, A Framework for growth ...
38. Occupy Wall Street
... research which show that America's social fabric has been splintering.  A storm has been brewing for a long time. In 2008, the OECD reported that the United States is the country with the highest inequality ...
39. Time for the Asia-Pacific region to lead
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... by important policy reforms in Asia’s emerging economies and the “great moderation” in the developed OECD countries.   Optimism was so high that even when the first signs of the global financial ...
... According to the OECD’s tax database, corporate tax rates in Japan are, at almost 40 per cent, the highest of any OECD country.  Japan’s rates are even higher than those of the US, Germany, France and ...
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