Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The European Central Bank is expected to announce today that it will spend billions buying the debt of euro zone member states in order to kickstart t(...)

Germany – and not Britain –  is the main destination for EU citizens moving from one member state to another, according to a report just published by the OECD. Photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Eastern Europeans form 1 per cent of the United Kingdom’s population and are better educated than locals, but the majority of European Union citizens (...)

US president Barack Obama arriving in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday for the G20 summit. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

The G20 summit in Brisbane has ended with world leaders committing to open up their economies to generate extra growth of more than 2 per cent by (...)

Ministers for finance in Berlin yesterday at the signing of the international agreement on automated exchange of tax data. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said a new global agreement compelling banks to exchange information on foreign customers will strike an impor(...)

A warning from the OECD
  • Economy
  • September 18, 2014, 12:43

The discreet message from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its report on the reform of international business tax (...)

Fergal O’Brien of Ibec said the Government needed “nothing like” an adjustment of €2 billion. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland will narrowly miss its budget deficit target for 2015 even with a planned €2 billion adjustment in the next budget, the Organisation for Econo(...)

OECD Secretary general Angel Gurria.  The OECD has cut its 2014 world growth outlook to 3.4 per cent from 3.6 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg

Advanced economies will increasingly have to drive the recovery as formerly fast-growing developing economies falter, the OECD said on Tuesday, as it (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  Ángel Gurría, and  Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore, at  a meeting at the OECD headquarters in Paris, yesterday. Photograph: AP

Ángel Gurría, secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, set the tone for yesterday’s “leaders’ forum” with Irel(...)

OECD research found that the Irish public had a higher degree of satisfaction in public services than in government. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Ireland suffered the greatest fall in confidence in government across the OECD between 2007 and 2012, according to a report on public governance pu(...)

Speaking at the formal launch at Government Buildings of the latest OECD report on Ireland, Tánaiste Eamon  Gilmore presented an upbeat picture of Ireland’s economic prospects for the year ahead.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dan Keenan“Ireland is in a different place from the one two years ago… We have taken and implemented difficult decisions, but it is working, the Tánai(...)