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Event : Making Reform Happen 25-27 November 2010

November 23, 2010 1:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Governments must reform labour markets, pensions, healthcare, and taxes to help their economies recover from the financial crisis. Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, will open a plenary session of Making Reform Happen at 10:00am on Friday 26 November. He will be joined by José...

austriamicrosystems Announces New Ultra Low Quiescent Current Step-Up DC-DC Converter

November 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up dc-dc converter optimized for light loads (60mA) and the highest efficiency – up to 92%. With 1µ=µA the AS1310 step-up converter also...

Economy: Growth picking up steam but recovery uneven, says OECD Economic Outlook

November 18, 2010 12:26 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Economic activity in OECD countries will gradually pick up steam over the coming two years, but the recovery will be uneven and unemployment will remain persistently high, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.Webcast: Watch the presentation of the Economic Outlook


Japan: improve the environment to boost economic growth, says OECD

November 15, 2010 10:26 pm | by OECD | News | Comments

Japan should do more to fight climate change and protect biodiversity, according to a new OECD review of its environment. Tackling these two problems would improve the environment and help boost long-term growth.

Governance: Governments must improve public sector productivity, says OECD

November 15, 2010 4:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Boosting public sector productivity and maximising returns on investment in technology will be key to governments playing their part in restoring economic growth. These were among the conclusions reached by OECD ministers meeting in Venice on 15 November, under the leadership of Italian...

Flurry of Product Releases Punctuate Busy Week at Electronica

November 14, 2010 6:26 am | by | News | Comments

As the Electronica 2010 Electronics Fair drew to a close, several major product releases and announcements highlighted a successful week. Exar Corp. unveiled the XRP7664, a new synchronous Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) step-down converter with...

Public Governance: Ministerial Meeting in Venice, Italy

November 12, 2010 8:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Ministers will discuss the challenges of delivering effective public services at a time of tightened budgets in Venice, Italy on Monday 15 November.

G20: More open trade and well designed employment policies - key to supporting growth

November 12, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Open markets play a pivotal role in supporting growth and job creation, says a new joint report by the OECD, the International Labor Organization, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. But, it adds, trade opening must be complemented by properly designed domestic policies,...


G20 : OECD’s Gurría at Seoul Summit 11-12 November

November 11, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will take part in the talks at the G20 Summit in Seoul later this week, paving the way for future sustainable and balanced growth.

Statistics: Unemployment rate steady at 8.5% in September

November 9, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | News | Comments

In September 2010, the OECD area unemployment rate was 8.5%, unchanged from August and broadly stable since June 2010. New October 2010 unemployment rates for the United States (unchanged at 9.6%), and Canada (down slightly by 0.1 percentage point to 7.9%), confirm this overall stability.

GAIA Converter 200W DC-DC Converters Offer New Heat Dissipation Path and Ultra Wide 7:1 Input Range

November 8, 2010 12:22 pm | by | News | Comments

GAÏA Converter is unveiling a 200W output dc-dc converter family featuring ’Heat Path on Side’ cooling, which the company says redefines power converter heat dissipation. According to the company, the majority of dc-dc converters available...

Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to diverging growth patterns in major economies

November 8, 2010 1:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for September 2010 point to diverging patterns of economic growth across major economies.

Ener1 Signs Strategic Energy Storage Agreement with Russian National Grid Operator

November 5, 2010 1:25 pm | by | News | Comments

ENER1, Inc. has signed a strategic cooperation deal with a division of the Russian Federal Grid Company (FGC) to co-develop storage systems under a nation-wide grid modernization program. An equipment-supply, business and technical...


Mide Tech Introduces Simple Solution to Measure Vibrations

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by | News | Comments

According to Midé Technology, to harvest energy from a vibrating source you first need to ascertain the frequency and amplitude of the vibration. Until now this has been a difficult and expensive step. According...

ST Energy Recovery Circuit Cuts the Cost of Meeting Highest Efficiency Targets

November 5, 2010 1:24 pm | by | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) has released details of a patented high-efficiency circuit and dedicated optimized power components. This new technology will produce cost savings while helping designers comply with the highest power-efficiency standards. The new circuit...

The OECD Young Professionals Programme is now open for recruitment

November 4, 2010 8:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

This 2011-2012 Young Professionals Programme is now open for applications until 6 December 2010, and is designed to bring entry-level professionals with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation.

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.

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.

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.

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