OECD

18 Countries With More Exhausting Workweeks Than The Us

The average US workweek may be 38.6 hours long, but quite a few countries have employees who spend even more time at the office.Turkey, Colombia, and Mexico all have workweeks that are over 40 hours long, according to the OECD Better Life Index.The...
Related topics: Turkey, Colombia, Mexico

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Oecd Calls For Structural Changes To Meet Slowing Global Economy

The OECD's annual "Going for Growth" report was released Friday and the U.S. gets a mixed review.

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China's Rogue Regime

Authored by David Archibald via American Thinker, It is commonly accepted now that China is using its trade with the United States and other OECD countries to increase the size of its economy, which in turn will allow it to build its military to...
Related topics: China, Military

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Demographic Doom? Germany, Italy, Korea, & Japan Face Workforce Collapse By 2050

Forget the trade war, debt, deflation, automation, and artificial intelligence: one of the most significant threats to the global economy and the future of the world as we know it is demographics. A new OECD report, published by International...
Related topics: Germany, Italy, Japan

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5 Reasons ‘green Growth’ Won’t Save The Planet

Green growth has emerged as the dominant narrative for tackling contemporary environmental problems. Its supporters, including the likes of the UN, OECD, national governments, businesses and even NGOs, say that sustainability can be achieved...

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Oecd Says Trade Storm Warnings Are Up

The OECD became the latest organization to warn that a U.S. trade war with China could put an anchor on the global economy. The notion that one nation will win with no effect on GDP and that the...
Related topics: China

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History Made: Oecd Adopts First Intergovernmental Standard On Ai Tech

On Wednesday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group of 36 member nations collaborating to stimulate economic progress and world trade, released the first intergovernmental standard for artificial intelligence...

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New Report Exposes Jones Act's Flaws

Evidence of the Jones Act’s failures continues to mount. Just weeks after the release of an OECD study predicting substantial gains from the law’s repeal, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has a new report out which places the law’s...

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The Us-china Trade War Is The Biggest Threat To The “fragile” Global Economy, The Oecd Says

“Rather bleak.” That’s the global economy’s outlook, according to Laurence Boone, the chief economist of the Organization for European Cooperation and Development. In a report published today, the Paris-based institution said...
Related topics: China, France, Paris

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Why Mexico’s Economic Growth Is Expected To Slow

The OECD's new economic survey of Mexico suggests the country's overall macroeconomic future is sound, but there are problems that need to be addressed.
Related topics: Polls

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Uk Borrowing Surpasses Most Other Countries

The rate at which UK institutions, households and businesses are borrowing money is greater than that of all other OECD countries. This fact is alarming some economists not only because the rate of UK borrowing is high against the country’s...
Related topics: United Kingdom

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Japan Reaffirms Plans To Raise Sales Tax Amid Latest Oecd Recommendations

The OECD is urging Japan to hike its sales tax to 26 percent in place of a planned increase to 10 percent this year, despite concerns that such a dramatic move could stifle consumer activity and hurt Japan's already-fragile economic growth.
Related topics: Japan, Taxes

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Millennials Hurt Most By Middle Class Squeeze: Oecd

The middle class is getting squeezed and it is the millennial generation above all that is bearing the brunt, the OECD said, urging action to help households struggling with the rising cost of education and housing as incomes stagnate.

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A People’s State Of The Nation

James Gustave SpethIn a comparison with nineteen other OECD countries, thought to be our peers, it is clear that it is the United States that has some serious catching up to do. Now, writes Speth, it is time for the nation to decide what it...

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What America Can Learn From The World's Happiest Countries

Ryan CooperThe U.S. has the sixth-highest inequality in the OECD, while Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Denmark have the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh-lowest respectively. (Photo: Illustrated | Wikimedia Commons, Apple)
Related topics: Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, World Photos

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68% Want To Hike Taxes On The Rich To Help The Poor, Survey Of 21 Oecd Nations Shows

Jake Johnson, staff writerMore than 50 percent of Americans said they support hiking taxes on the wealthy to support those in poverty, the OECD study found
Related topics: Taxes, Polls

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Government: High Subsidies, Low Satisfaction

The OECD has released results from a survey of 22,000 people in 21 countries regarding their views of government social programs. Governments in the high-income OECD countries hand out more subsidies than ever, yet many people feel that they are not...
Related topics: Polls

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Expert Says Don’t Teach Kids To Code

I was a little surprised to see a news report about Andreas Schleicher, the director of education and skills at OECD — the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Speaking at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Paris,...
Related topics: France, Paris

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Oecd: Global Economy Is Slowing

The OECD predicts lower growth than last year, from China to North America.
Related topics: China

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Int'l Economic Organisation Looking For Tax Harmonisation In Digital Era

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced an agreement that could pave the way for a new system of taxation in the world where more and more companies are able to reach customers across the...
Related topics: Taxes, Belgium, Brussels

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