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More Trade News in Brief Week 49 (2 – 8 December 2013)

 
* Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013
 
Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2013 has been published by Transparency International.
 
Please check the press release here.
 
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* Australia and South Korea Conclude Trade Talks
 
Australia has concluded negotiations with South Korea for a free trade agreement.
 
Please follow the link for more.
 
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* Yemen Accedes To WTO
 
 Yemen became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 04, 2013.
 
Click here for more.
 
 
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* Asian Countries top OECD’s Latest PISA Survey
 
Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey.
PISA survey evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds
 
Check here for details.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 22 (21-27 May 2012)

* OECD Launches New Version of Your Better Life Index
 
22 May 2012
 
The OECD released the second year pioneering Your Better Life Index – an online, interactive index that allows people to measure and compare their lives.
 
The index permit to compare the well-being of your life based on 11 topics – housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.
 
For more information on the Your Better Life Index:

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* U.S. and EU Cut Aids
 
U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan by $33 million as punitive move for the physician’s 33-year sentence for high treason.
 
More details here.
 
EU’s Parliament proposed new macro-financial assistance regulation which ensure that countries close to the EU (Balkans and the Eastern Neighbourhood), will be obliged to meet stricter conditions in order to receive aids from EU.
 
Please read more here.

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* New UN Website on Sustainable Development Projects

23 May 2012

The United Nations (UN) launched a new online database to strengthen partnerships between sustainable development projects in developing countries.

For further information kindly refer to UN’s webpage.

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* Exporter Dynamics Database from World Bank
 
The World Bank release the new Exporter Dynamics Database which offers exporter characteristics in 45 developed and developing countries.
 
More here.

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OECD Launches Skills Strategy in Education

21 May 2012
 
OECD publishes the book “Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives – A Strategic Approach to Skills Policies” about the complexity of skills policies.
 
The global Skills Strategy will help countries to identify the characteristics their educational and training systems, and develop better policies with regard of skills abilities.  
 
According to the OECD Skills Strategy investment in education, skills and training now is the only way for strong and sustainable grow in the future.
 
“Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century.” – Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
 
 For further information check here. A free preview is available here.
 
Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives | OECD Free preview | Powered by Keepeek Digital Asset Management Solution

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