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Economy: Rising tensions could degenerate into protectionism, warns OECD-UNCTAD report

November 4, 2010 7:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

G20 leaders must remain vigilant against the risk that tensions over current account imbalances could slow investment or degenerate into a protectionist spiral, according to the OECD and UNCTAD. In their fourth report to the G20, the organisations find that most new investment measures...

Statistics : Annual inflation rate edges up to 1.7% in September 2010

November 3, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.7% in the year to September 2010, up from 1.6% in August. This small pick-up in inflation mainly reflects higher food and energy prices, which increased by 2.3% and 5.2% respectively in September, compared with 1.4% and 4.8% in August.

Economy : Governments must balance recovery with fiscal consolidation

November 3, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The pace of the global economy recovery has slowed since earlier this year while public debt in most OECD countries is set to reach all-time highs, according to an OECD economic assessment presented ahead of the G20 Summit in Seoul. Watch the webcast of the press conference.

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Economy : OECD Economic Outlook 2010 to launch 3 and 18 November

October 29, 2010 8:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

On 3 November, the Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan will discuss the economic policy challenges ahead of the G20 and on 18 November the full Outlook's projections and analysis will be released.

Education: Ministerial meeting with news briefing, Paris, 4-5 November

October 27, 2010 10:28 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Education ministers from around the world will meet at the OECD on 4 and 5 November to discuss the challenge of maintaining investment in education and training, essential for long-term growth, at a time of rising costs and shrinking budgets.

Statistics : Trade deficit increases in second quarter of 2010

October 27, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The OECD trade deficit in goods and services with the rest of the world continued deteriorating during the second quarter of 2010, according to new balance of payments data.

Event: Regulatory Policy at the Crossroads conference, 28-29 October

October 26, 2010 7:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the first OECD conference on regulatory policy on Thursday 28 October. “Regulatory and structural reforms are urgent not only to restore sustained and sustainable growth, but also to better adapt policies and institutions to the challenges of...

Event: Chilean President Piñera visited OECD on Thursday 21 October OECD headquarters, Paris

October 22, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera met with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and addressed the OECD Council on Thursday 21 October. This was the President’s first visit to the OECD since Chile joined the organisation in May.

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Economy: UK’s Spending Review a necessary step toward fiscal stability

October 21, 2010 6:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría welcomed the United Kingdom’s Spending Review released 20 October as a necessary step towards achieving long-term fiscal stability.

Statistics: World Statistics Day at the OECD – Wednesday 20 October 2010

October 20, 2010 6:29 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Statistics play a crucial role in the policy making process - government officials need good data to make informed, evidence-based decisions. At the OECD, 200+ statisticians compile, analyze and disseminate a vast array of statistical data to governments, companies and the public every day.

United States: OECD recognises anti-bribery enforcement and recommends enhancements

October 20, 2010 4:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Transnational bribery enforcement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has increased significantly since the last OECD evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by the United States, according to a new OECD report.

Event: Chilean President Piñera to visit OECD - Thursday 21 October OECD headquarters, Paris

October 18, 2010 1:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, will meet with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and address the OECD Council on Thursday 21 October. This is the President’s first visit to the OECD since Chile joined the organisation in May.

Crydom Announces Family Of Din Rail Mounted AC & DC Output Solid State Relays

October 15, 2010 12:25 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Crydom’s new "SeriesOne DR" family of ac and dc output DIN Rail mounted Solid State Relays are intended for use in heating, lighting and motion control applications where DIN Rail mounting is preferred and...

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SFC Launches Mobile Long-term Energy Supply for Defense and Security Markets

October 15, 2010 12:25 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SFC Energy AG announced the international product launch of the JENNY ND Terra. This portable plug & play solution for off-grid energy supplies is based on the JENNY product family by SFC. The...

Linc Energy Limited Acquires 10 Percent Of AFC Energy

October 14, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Linc Energy Ltd. announced that it has exercised its option to acquire 10% of AFC Energy, a UK-based hydrogen fuel cell company focused on the development and construction of low cost hydrogen fuel cells...

Carmelo Papa Appointed as New Chairman of EPoSS, European Technology Platform for Smart Systems Integration

October 14, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that Carmelo Papa, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Industrial and Multisegment Sector, has been appointed Chairman of EPoSS (European Platform on Smart Systems. Papa will continue in his role...

Event: Celebration of UN World Statistics Day at the OECD – Wednesday 20 October 2010 @ 12 p.m.

October 13, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Commemoration of 1st ever United Nations World Statistics Day, with presentations on innovative ways the OECD is using statistics.

Green growth : Environmental taxation can spur innovation, says OECD

October 13, 2010 2:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

“To achieve a greener future we need new technologies that can lower the cost of saving the planet,” says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Governments could make better use of environmental taxes to discourage polluting activities and boost innovative ‘green technologies.’

STMicroelectronics Reclaims Lost Solar Energy with Intelligent Hotspot Prevention

October 12, 2010 2:27 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced what it describes as an innovation for solar panels aimed at allowing more of the energy from each cell to reach the power grid. The innovation replaces the simple bypass diode...

Navigate electronica 2010 with your Cell Phone

October 12, 2010 6:14 am | News | Comments

The EasyExpoNavigation application turns cell phones into trade fair companions, allowing the user to search for points of interest such as exhibitors, products, forums, restaurants and public transport stops.

Statistics: Unemployment rate falls to 8.5% in August

October 12, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

In August 2010, unemployment in the OECD area fell slightly to 8.5% (from 8.6% in July). The unemployment rate has returned to August 2009 levels and unemployment now appears stable across OECD countries.

Statistics : OECD composite leading indicator shows stronger sign of peak in expansion

October 11, 2010 5:21 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for August 2010 reinforce signals of slowing economic expansion already seen last month. The CLI for the OECD area decreased by 0.1 point in August 2010, marking the fourth month in a row that the index has shown negligible or negative growth.

Phihong Introduces ENERGY STAR-compliant USB Adapter for Portable & Mobile Applications

October 7, 2010 1:23 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Phihong, a global leader in power solutions, has developed the smallest low-cost USB charger available, at just 42 x 43 x 21mm and weighing 80 grams. Designated the PSM03K, the 2.75W adapter is...

EIT - IPTS Study

October 6, 2010 7:26 am | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

What is your idea for world leading innovation in Europe? Share it and see it grow!

Statistics : Investment rebound supports OECD GDP growth in the second quarter of 2010

October 6, 2010 4:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Real GDP in the OECD area increased by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2010 from the previous quarter, a stronger pace than previously estimated (0.7%). Gross fixed investment was the main contributor to the GDP increase, adding 0.4 percentage point to overall growth. The rise in investment...

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