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ECONOMY: Stronger policy response needed to modest growth forecasts

25 November 2014 Modest global economic forecasts, continuing high unemployment and downshifts in potential output should spur governments to fully employ monetary, fiscal and structural policy levers to support growth, notably in Europe, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. Read more

INDIA: Putting the economy on the path to strong, sustainable and inclusive growth

19 November 2014 The Indian economy is rebounding, but growth will be stronger if further steps are taken to reduce inflation, improve the business environment and increase female participation the labour market, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of India. Read more

G20: OECD to help monitor growth and gender commitments

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16 November 2014 Leaders of the G20 countries meeting at their Summit in Brisbane, Australia, have called on the OECD and IMF to monitor their commitment to boost economic growth and create jobs. The leaders committed to raise global GDP by an additional 2.1% by 2018. Read more

INNOVATION: China headed to overtake EU, US in science & technology spending

12 November 2014 Squeezed R&D budgets in the EU, Japan and US are reducing the weight of advanced economies in science and technology research, patent applications and scientific publications and leaving China on track to be the world’s top R&D spender by around 2019, according to a new OECD report. Read more

ENVIRONMENT: Southeast Asia should switch to a greener growth model

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11 November 2014 Southeast Asia’s over-reliance on natural resources like oil, gas, minerals and wood for economic growth is unsustainable over the long term and is causing environmental damage that will hurt future prosperity if left unchecked, according to a new OECD report. Read more

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G20 Leaders Summit

Find out how and what the OECD is contributing to the G20 Leaders Summit taking place on 15-16 November in Brisbane Australia.

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OECD Better Life Index

Japanese users of the Better Life Index worry most about safety, Latin Americans strive for better education, and Danes want to be happy – shows a new interactive map based on user indexes. Explore to find out what’s ranking high in your country and share your own!

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