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Reducing inequality will help growth - OECD

2014-12-09 19:45

Moves by national governments to reduce inequality between their rich and poor citizens will help to lift economic growth, says the OECD.

Plans to crack down on corporate tax avoidance

2014-09-16 16:53

Plans for rewriting international tax rules could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google and to shave billions of off tax.

Iraq oil supplies not at risk- IEA

2014-06-13 16:40

A lightning advance across northern Iraq has rekindled concern on oil markets, but the IEA cautions that supplies from Iraq may not be at immediate risk.

Bad loans threaten India's recovery - OECD

2014-05-06 11:52

India's economy will likely make a gradual recovery this year, but rising bad loans at its banks threaten to choke the recovery, says the OECD.

Health spending growth slows - OECD

2013-11-21 16:47

Poor people in countries hardest hit by the financial crisis are at risk of longer-term problems due to reduced access to medicines and check-ups.

World must burn less fossil fuel

2013-10-09 20:58

The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this century to lower the economic cost of climate change, the OECD says.

'Africa's economy will grow steadily'

2013-05-31 13:52

The annual Economic Outlook programme predicts that Africa's economy will grow by 4.8% this year and accelerate to 5.3% in 2014.

Coal use to surpass oil in 10 years

2012-12-18 11:27

Coal is set to surpass oil as the world's top fuel within a decade, driven by growth in emerging market giants China and India, according to a report.

OECD warns of downward spiral in Portugal

2012-11-27 13:10

Portugal's economy will contract twice as much as previously expected and the country risks falling into a fiscal and financial downward spiral, the OECD says.

SA medical costs among world’s highest

2012-08-02 09:21

Medical costs in South Africa are up to five times higher than those in other nations, says a department of health official in a report.

OECD: Eurozone risks vicious debt circle

2012-05-22 11:11

The OECD says aggressive budget cuts to curtail eurozone debt threaten to suck the area into a downward spiral that could spill over into the global economy.

OECD: Eurozone crisis biggest global threat

2011-11-28 17:21

The eurozone crisis is the biggest danger to the global economy, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development as it slashed forecasts for all major economies.

Greek standoff rattles eurozone

2011-05-25 18:25

Greece's debt crisis again caused jitters as the International Monetary Fund refused to release its share of rescue funds unless the EU upped its aid.

'G20 states resorting to protectionism'

2011-05-24 15:45

Industrialised and emerging nations appear to be buckling under increasing pressure as G20 nations put a damper on trade, say global groups.

Open IMF job to non-Europeans: OECD

2011-05-20 17:23

OECD head Angel Gurria says the next International Monetary Fund MD should be chosen on merit, even if that means breaking the tradition of always naming a European.

Oil soars but 2008 spike not on cards

2011-01-03 10:22

Three years after oil pierced $100 a barrel, prices are set to rise but global conditions and stockpiles do not augur a return to the violent rise of 2008, say analysts.

Global economic recovery slows down

2010-09-09 12:17

The global economic recovery is slowing down faster than expected and may need extra stimulus from governments, says the OECD.

Gordhan: Rand to remain stable

2010-07-19 17:38

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says government will keep the exchange rate stable, after the OECD pleaded for more active intervention on the currency.

Migration to rich countries down

2010-07-12 17:12

Immigration to rich countries dropped during the global economic crisis, reversing five years of annual increases as the demand for labour fell, new data has shown.

World economies bounce back

2010-05-26 16:16

The world is recovering robustly from the global downturn, but eurozone debt and a risk of overheating in emerging economies are dangers on the prowl, the OECD says.


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2015-01-20 14:05

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European banks' political defences challenged

2014-09-17 10:00

For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with political connections.

OECD slashes growth forecasts

2014-09-15 15:15

The OECD has slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies, urging more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off deflation in a subdued eurozone.

More countries join clampdown on bank secrecy

2014-05-06 16:04

Switzerland and Singapore have joined the ranks of countries agreeing to share tax information in a major step towards restriction of bank secrecy, says the OECD.

Budget could tackle foreign tax avoiders

2014-02-25 22:24

Changes in the tax system to combat profit shifting are widely expected amid a heated debate around multinational firms such as Google avoiding tax in SA.

IEA focuses on energy-hungry Brics

2013-11-21 10:39

The International Energy Agency and six major emerging countries say they are exploring closer co-operation to boost market transparency and energy security.

Europe's youth continue struggle for jobs

2013-07-16 14:00

Young people in many European countries will continue to struggle for jobs as unemployment in the eurozone is set to hit a record 12.3% in 2014, the OECD says.

SA unemployment stays stubbornly high

2013-03-04 17:41

Despite economic and social improvements, unemployment and inequality are the biggest problems facing the country, an international body says.

OECD: Eurozone crisis to hamper recovery

2012-11-27 13:21

The OECD cut growth forecasts for most countries in the European Union's eastern wing.

Unemployment rate in rich countries up

2012-09-11 16:43

The unemployment rate in advanced countries edged up to 8% in July from 7.9% in June, with young people in the front line of the jobless queues, says the OECD.

Financial crisis curbs global aid - OECD

2012-04-04 17:12

Foreign aid contributions by the world's richest countries has fallen for the first time since 1997, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Feeling the heat? We are to blame

2011-11-29 16:42

The world is getting hotter, with 2011 one of the warmest years on record, and humans are to blame, according to a report by the WMO.

SA tipped for 'promising' growth

2011-09-01 22:44

In a report outlining long-term growth, Bank of America Merrill Lynch says in its view, South Africa, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are the markets who are most promising.

Crisis still stalks global economy: OECD

2011-05-25 11:04

In spite of a moderate recovery, the global economy is in danger of stagflation, warns the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Rich club unveils 'happiness' index

2011-05-24 12:35

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has started an index to measure well-being and living conditions.

New body to boost African capital markets

2011-03-31 11:29

The cabinet has approved the setting up of an SA Centre on African Public Debt and Bond Market Development to bolster capital markets on the continent.

Pension funds battle to recover

2010-09-20 17:37

Pension fund assets are struggling to return to pre-crisis levels, says an industry expert.

Rand 'occupying the mind' of govt

2010-07-22 11:43

Government has taken no decision on weakening the rand but the matter is under discussion, says President Jacob Zuma.

Pension funds face new risks - OECD

2010-07-18 13:46

Pension funds, a big worry for workers and governments everywhere, recovering from the crisis, face new risks including government debt.

Geithner in Europe crisis talks

2010-05-26 17:43

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has urged Europeans to work with Washington on a consistent approach to financial reform.

OECD concerned about Japanese debt

2010-05-26 12:36

Japan must develop a "credible" plan to scale back stimulus spending and cut its massive public debt, the OECD says, as scrutiny of the country's fiscal situation increases.

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