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World's rich nations jostle to lead OECD, the clubhouse of globalisation

The OECD acts like an auditor for globalisation, shaping policies and setting standards in areas from taxation to trade and education

Angel Gurria | Photo: Bloomberg
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Angel Gurria | Photo: Bloomberg

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The race to fill a role at the heart of world economic policy making is turning into a new battleground for the future of globalisation.

Angel Gurria retires next year as Secretary General of the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Washington is proposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Christopher Liddell, as a successor.

The OECD acts like an auditor for globalisation, shaping policies and setting standards in areas from taxation to trade and education. It’s currently running contentious negotiations over digital taxes that are on the brink of imploding into a transatlantic trade war.

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First Published: Oct 28 2020 | 7:31 PM IST

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