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Education 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

World's best in Maths and Science

Students in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea rank among the world's best in Mathematics and Science, according to a 43-country survey published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unecso).

Nation 03 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

The value of unpaid housework

THE value of housework, more commonly called household production by economists, ranges from 19% of gross domestic product for South Korea, to a high of 53% of GDP for Portugal, 2011 figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show.

World 05 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Protecting environment affordable, urgent - OECD

OSLO (Reuters) - Tackling climate change and other environmental hazards is affordable but urgent action is needed to avert irreversible damage, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

World 17 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

OECD chief: new Greek bailout terms may be needed

LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Greece should be given a chance to renegotiate the terms of its 130 billion-euro international bailout if it means keeping the country in the euro zone, the head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Saturday.

World 21 Feb 2014 | 9:56 PM

OECD chief economist Padoan to be Italian finance minister -source

PARIS (Reuters) - OECD Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan will be appointed Italy's next finance minister, a source at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Friday.

World 04 Jun 2013 | 8:23 PM

Drunk Swiss OECD ambassador arrested in Paris after car chase

PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's permanent representative at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, Stefan Flueckiger, has been arrested for drunk-driving by French police after a high-speed car chase, police sources said on Tuesday.

World 05 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Environmental safeguards affordable, urgent - OECD

OSLO (Reuters) - Tackling climate change, pollution and other environmental hazards is affordable and urgent action is needed to avoid irreversible damage, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

World 05 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Environmental safeguards affordable, urgent - OECD

OSLO (Reuters) - Tackling climate change, pollution and other environmental hazards is affordable and urgent action is needed to avoid irreversible damage, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

World 14 Mar 2017 | 8:47 PM

Germany needs to move to long-term refugee plan -OECD

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has mounted a good initial response to a large wave of migrants and now needs to step up investments to ensure they have prospects beyond low-skilled jobs, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said.