All OECD articles

  • GreekParliament
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    A glimpse into Greece’s first anti-corruption chief

    2019-08-29T14:15:00Z

    Greece’s government has appointed Angelos Binis as its first ever anti-corruption chief to head the country’s newly created anti-corruption body, the Transparency Authority.

  • Taxes
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    Both investors, companies unhappy with FASB’s tax disclosure proposal

    2019-08-09T12:46:00Z

    Accounting rulemakers have their work cut out for them trying to determine how to meet investors’ needs for information about corporate tax risks without breaking preparers’ backs.

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    No proof in public register value

    2019-06-26T21:00:00Z

    Consultant and independent director Geoff Cook offers evidence on why public registers are still lacking.

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    OECD: Brexit to weaken U.K. economic growth

    2017-11-28T11:15:00Z

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development projected that Britain’s exit from the European Union will result in a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the United Kingdom.

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    OECD releases guidance to ensure responsible business conduct in garment industry

    2017-02-28T10:30:00Z

    Neil Hodge offers a look at guidance from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development meant to help businesses in the garment industry identify and mitigate risk in their supply chains.

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    Intercompany accounting woes tallied in new poll

    2016-08-19T11:30:00Z

    Only a small fraction of companies have strong intercompany accounting, but an onslaught of new tax regulations is giving new reason to get it under control. Tammy Whitehouse has more.

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    U.S. multinationals meet new IRS transparency rule with open arms

    2016-07-06T14:45:00Z

    You’d think that U.S. multinational companies might not welcome new IRS regulations, but here's one companies can live with. In lieu of potentially multiple filing requirements in countries where they have entities, companies are accepting new country-by-country transparency rules in the United States and preparing to comply. Tammy Whitehouse has ...

  • Blog post

    Treasury finalizes new country-by-country reporting rules

    2016-06-29T16:30:00Z

    The U.S. Treasury has issued final regulations requiring multinational companies to provide country-by-country reporting that will enable tax authorities around the world to compare notes on corporate taxpayers.

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    OECD: More countries commit to tackle tax evasion

    2016-05-11T13:30:00Z

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has announced that Bahrain, Lebanon, Nauru, Panama, and Vanuatu are now committed to sharing financial account information automatically with other countries. Jaclyn Jaeger has more.

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    A global glimpse at whistleblower protections in OECD countries

    2016-03-29T13:30:00Z

    More OECD countries have put in place dedicated whistleblower protection laws in the past five years than in the previous quarter century, according to analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But what’s a compliance officer to do when whistleblower protection laws in foreign countries directly contradict whistleblower ...

  • Blog post

    NGOs to OECD: global standards needed for foreign bribery settlements

    2016-03-16T10:00:00Z

    A group of non-governmental organizations has written a letter to the OECD Working Group on Bribery urging it to develop global standards for corporate settlements based on best practice. Corruption Watch, Global Witness, Transparency International, and the UNCAC Coalition asked the OECD to address “urgently” whether the use of settlements ...

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    Global Tax Overhaul Moves Forward

    2015-10-20T10:30:00Z

    Slowly but surely, developed nations are closing ranks on an international tax agreement intended to crack down global companies parking profits in low-tax jurisdictions. The OECD issued its final recommendations, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) plan, earlier this month, which G-20 countries will then implement locally. Nice idea in ...

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    Few OECD Member Countries Make Good on Anti-Bribery Pledge

    2015-08-20T12:45:00Z

    Many of the member countries to the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention are not doing enough to prevent bribery and corruption, according to a new report from Transparency International. Twenty-two of the 41 signatory countries have “failed to investigate or prosecute any foreign bribery case during the last four years,” TI said. ...

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    More Disclosures Needed From Public Officials, Says OECD

    2015-07-08T00:00:00Z

    Image: The pursuit of good governance is never easy. According to a recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development survey, inadequate disclosures, lack of whistleblower protection laws, and  concerns about integrity have caused many citizens of advanced countries to lose trust in national governments. More inside.

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    OECD Praises, Pans Israel Anti-Corruption Efforts

    2015-06-24T10:30:00Z

    Israel still has a long way to go when it comes to combating the bribery of foreign public officials involving Israeli companies and individuals, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Out of 14 foreign bribery allegations, four are the subject of a formal investigation—three of which were ...

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    OECD Roasts Iceland on Anti-Bribery Efforts

    2015-04-10T13:45:00Z

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Working Group on Bribery this week said it has “serious concerns” about Iceland’s lack of progress in both combating the bribery of foreign public officials. Out of 17 recommendations made by the Working Group in 2010, just two of the recommendations had been ...

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    OECD: Greece Must Focus More on Foreign Bribery

    2015-03-20T14:00:00Z

    The risk of Greek companies bribing foreign officials is substantial, and yet Greece has not given the same priority to fighting foreign bribery as it has to domestic corruption, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Phase 3bis Report on Greece." The repor examines issues that the Working ...

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    OECD Updates Views on Governance

    2015-01-27T15:00:00Z

    The OECD has received an earful about proposed revisions to its principles of corporate governance, guidelines it encourages countries to adopt much the way they already follow its principles for anti-corruption. Some say the revisions dwell too much on company-level reforms, and not enough at the country-level to allow flexible ...

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    More Cooperation, More Whistleblowing, More Prosecution

    2015-01-06T10:00:00Z

    Image: Title: Berland2015 may be the year when overseas regulators hit their stride in prosecuting companies for misconduct, as tactics get more sophisticated and investigations come to fruition. In the United States, enforcement stemming from whistleblowers will be at full speed and pressure to cooperate with prosecutors will be high. ...

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    OECD: France Still Lags on Anti-Bribery Efforts

    2014-12-24T12:00:00Z

    France still has several more improvements to make when it comes to combating the bribery of foreign public officials involving French companies, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's follow-up report to its Phase 3 recommendations. Of the OECD’s 33 recommendations, the group deemed four to be fully ...