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Wolters Kluwer joins forces with BDO for BEPS Pillar Two webinar
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Wolters Kluwer and BDO join forces in a webinar, aiming to provide expert insights to navigate the complex challenges faced by multinational firms due to BEPS Pillar Two.
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GreenBox Group acquires managed services company RemarkIT
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GreenBox Group takes a significant step towards improving New Zealand's e-waste policy through their acquisition of RemarkIT.
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'Beminded' to launch in New Zealand to boost tech productivity
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In an effort to boost New Zealand's lagging productivity, Anna Bojlert's Beminded is set to launch its neuroscience-informed tech and human skills programme this month.
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IWD 2024: Grokking our way to gender parity in tech
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To mark IWD 2024, we delve into continued gender disparities in tech and education, but signs of progress emerge, particularly at Grok Academy, focusing on bridging the gender gap.
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IWD 2024: Gender pay gap widening in the United Kingom
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The gender pay gap in the UK has widened to 14.5%, pushing the country to 17th place in the Women in Work Index.
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Wolters Kluwer webinar to shed light on BEPS Pillar Two
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Wolters Kluwer is hosting a webinar to enhance understanding of BEPS Pillar Two, to help solve compliance challenges for multinational firms.
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Multinationals bracing for impact as OECD's BEPS Initiative rolls out
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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Multinationals face a major shift with OECD's BEPS rules, with over 77% unprepared for the upcoming tax changes.
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Cloud technology's potential impact on New Zealand economy
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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AWS research shows that small to medium-sized Kiwi enterprises adopting cloud technology could generate NZ$1.5bn in productivity gains by 2030.
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OECD adopts privacy safeguards while accessing personal data
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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The agreement is on approaches to safeguarding the privacy and other freedoms when accessing personal data for national security and law enforcement purposes.
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DSL still experiencing rapid rates of decline in OECD countries
Fri, 11th Feb 2022
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High-speed fibre internet continues to be the most significant player in OECD countries, with growth rates still powering ahead of DSL.
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GDP rise set for NZ, but OECD recommends digital transformation to drive growth
Tue, 1st Feb 2022
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New Zealand's GDP is set to rise by 3.8% this year, according to new OECD research, but challenges remain for the country's economic growth and stability.
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High-speed fibre overtakes DSL internet for first time in OECD countries
Tue, 3rd Aug 2021
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High-speed fibre internet subscriptions have overtaken copper-wire DSL connections across OECD countries, according to new data.
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COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
Tue, 1st Dec 2020
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The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
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High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
Thu, 5th Mar 2020
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Overall, fibre broadband connections have increased 3% from 24% to 27% in the space of one year, indicating that it is still a slow process for many countries.
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Mobile data usage causes huge demand for mobile broadband
Fri, 12th Jul 2019
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In 2018, broadband subscriptions rose by 8%, or 108 million subscriptions, resulting in mobile broadband penetration reaching just under 110%.
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New Zealand rated 'compliant' in OECD tax transparency review
Thu, 26th Apr 2018
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The OECD’s Global Forum issued the rating after examining NZ's laws and practices on the exchange of information with other tax authorities.
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AU behind in robot uptake, NZ named IoT leader - report ranks countries on digital tech
Fri, 24th Nov 2017
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The report shows how Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries are pushing ahead in developing new digital technologies.
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Attracting customers a major challenge for SMEs – survey
Tue, 26th Sep 2017
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Over 5,000 exporting SMEs globally were asked to consider the online tools that help them sell internationally.
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NZ sitting rosy when it comes to education, OECD report finds
Wed, 21st Sep 2016
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New Zealand's education sector is performing well compared to other developed countries, according to the OECD's Education at a Glance report.
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World leaders sign on for digital economy
Mon, 27th Jun 2016
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New Zealand is among countries across the world committing to work together to do more to seize the potential of the digital economy.
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NZ ranks high in literacy levels
Thu, 10th Mar 2016
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NZ shines on global stage with top five ranking in world literacy levels, hailing a more nuanced approach to measuring literacy for future societies.
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Kiwi principals back OCED's proposed education solutions
Thu, 3rd Mar 2016
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New Zealand principals support OECD's innovative solutions for education, including early childhood programs and teacher morale.
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New Zealand sitting pretty on global broadband stage
Fri, 26th Feb 2016
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New Zealand ranks highly in global broadband connectivity, with 4th place for mobile broadband and 14th for fixed broadband, according to the OECD.
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NZ Super Fund's Orr says responsible investing now a groundswell globally
Tue, 25th Nov 2014
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NZ Superannuation Fund chief executive Adrian Orr said long-term and responsible investing has become a groundswell globally, rather than a ripple.