Go green and save the world

2015-11-09 17:52

The OECD has urged nations to step up environmental investments to ward off not only catastrophic climate change but to give the global economy a much-needed boost.

Countries on slow path to reducing emissions

2015-10-20 19:59

Key countries are on their way to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, but the change is not happening fast enough.

OECD: Fuel subsidies outstrip cash needed to fight climate change

2015-09-21 22:10

Considerably more government money has been invested worldwide in subsidies for fossil fuels than would be needed to fight climate change, according to a study released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

SA must raise tax on rich to lift revenue - OECD

2015-07-17 13:22

SA should increase taxes on wealthier individuals to help boost revenue for the nation’s growing demands, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

OECD, 'rich nations' club' turns into 'do-tank'

2015-06-02 19:45

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, derided as a "rich nations' club" has redefined itself as the go-to resource for economic analysis.

G20 must focus on productivity to boost growth

2015-02-09 16:15

The world's 20 biggest economies must focus on higher labour productivity and become more innovative if they want to boost economic growth, says the OECD.

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.


Brazil needs green taxes, conservation staff

2015-11-05 13:15

Brazil's sharp reduction of deforestation in the Amazon has cut its carbon footprint 40% since 2000, but the country must do more to reach a sustainable environment.

Rich nations hurting poor growers with farm subsidies

2015-10-19 13:00

Rich nations are spending $250bn annually subsidising their agricultural sectors to the detriment of poor farmers, a new study says.

Nene: SA must urgently solve energy crisis

2015-07-17 14:06

South Africa needs to urgently resolve its energy crisis to boost the struggling economy, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Rich nations in stalemate over coal subsidy

2015-06-12 20:00

Talks on phasing out a form of coal subsidies have ended in stalemate as Japan, the biggest user of the aid, led calls for more time.

Fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend

2015-03-30 14:07

Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.

Matric mystery: What happens to all the girls who get bachelor passes?

2015-01-20 14:05

Girls with bachelor passes are flooding into higher education - so why don’t they end up in jobs? News24 finds out more.

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.

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