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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REFLECTIONS

    Reflections: Hong Kong does well in OECD table, but not all are impressed

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by Linda Yeung

    ... in 1997 with the first survey taking place in 2000, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes the assessment of 15-year-olds' proficiency in reading, maths and science every three years. At the end of last year the OECD administered the standardised tests in 65 countries and economies to about 510,000 15-year-olds. Shanghai students stayed top in all ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    OECD adds its voice to those saying Hong Kong port set for steady decline

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Ernest Kao

    ... declined from 2.4 per cent in 2001 to just 1.6 per cent in 2011. Port-related jobs account for 3.2 per cent of employment compared with 4 per cent a decade ago. Olaf Merk, OECD administrator ... the decline was relative, not absolute. "As long as both [Hong Kong's and Shenzhen's] ports work together, throughput can grow," he said. The OECD said Hong Kong's port still ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Nuclear power popular despite Fukushima: OECD boss Luis Echavarri

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:13am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Daegu eric.mpng@scmp.com Developing nations plan to build more plants to cut costs and emissions despite safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 Nuclear power remains in demand Interest in nuclear power has not waned since ...

  4. News - World - TAX EVASION

    G20 backs OECD global plan to curb tax avoidance

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow OECD proposal would reduce multinationals' ability to avoid tax and could result in biggest change in global tax system since the 1920s G20 backs plan ... the 1920s. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presented G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs with the plan at their meeting in Moscow, aiming to stop big ...

  5. Business - China Business

    OECD predicts 8.5pc growth in China this year

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com OECD sees 8.5pc growth on mainland The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said yesterday that it expected growth ... third Economic Survey of China, released yesterday, the OECD said China was on course to become the world's largest economy in 2016. The institution's growth estimate, however, ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    OECD cuts growth forecasts and urges ECB easing

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Paris OECD cuts growth forecasts and urges ECB easing The OECD has cut its growth forecasts as it warned of the risk of a "major" global recession and urged ... 0.4 per cent and 0.1 per cent, respectively, compared with the 0.1 per cent contraction and 0.9 per cent growth predicted then. The Paris-based OECD, which advises its 34 member governments ...

  7. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    China drafted into global tax battle

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Beijing endorses multilateral effort against evasion, with impact from the plan hatched by G20 and OECD likely to be felt in Hong Kong Mainland drafted into global tax battle The mainland will take part in a multilateral action plan to fight tax evasion devised by the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which ...

  8. Business - Economy

    An overly rosy glow?

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Not even China's officials are as optimistic about the future of their economy as the OECD in its latest report An overly rosy glow? When the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, the club of rich economic nations) produces a major economic report, the rest of the world usually listens with great respect. But in its report on China released ...

  9. HK moves closer to OECD benchmark on tax agreements

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, requirements. The treaties must adopt the latest OECD standards on the exchange of information. The ability to request data on overseas ... today and with Ireland in Dublin tomorrow. The existing treaty with the mainland was recently upgraded to incorporate the latest OECD standards. Negotiations are under way to upgrade existing ...

  10. OECD launches social networking site

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A new social networking site for people around the globe to share knowledge, ideas and experience about education has been launched by rich countries' club the OECD ... systems and the part education can play in economic recovery. 'The education sector is already feeling the impact of budget cuts and these are likely to deepen,' said OECD Education ...




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