Speeches


  • 24-July-2016

    English

    China-OECD Policy Dialogue on New Approaches to Economic Challenges - opening remarks

    For the OECD, China is an indispensable partner in this exercise and I would like to thank Minister Lou and the Ministry of Finance for organising this event. It is another milestone in our ever-expanding co-operation following the agreement of our memorandum of understanding in March 2015

  • 23-July-2016

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    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth

    Structural reforms – together with monetary and fiscal policies – are essential to achieving the G20 objective of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. They have been at the heart of the OECD’s work for more than 30 years and courageous decisions at different times in our countries – Canada, Germany, Korea and Spain to name but four – have delivered stronger and more inclusive growth for our citizens.

  • 23-July-2016

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    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on global economic outlook

    The world economy is stuck in a low-growth trap. We project global GDP growth to remain at only around 3% this year, and barely better in 2017.

  • 23-July-2016

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    G20 Chengdu High-Level Tax Symposium - remarks at session 2: Increasing tax certainty to promote investment and trade in a world where value creation is changing

    As policy-makers, we know that uncertainty negatively affects investment and consequently, productivity – putting the brakes on growth. It increases the cost of capital by raising the risk premium. Removing that uncertainty can be more important to investors than more obvious, headline issues such as the tax rate.

  • 23-July-2016

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    G20 Chengdu High-Level Tax Symposium - opening remarks

    Today’s symposium provides an opportunity to consider the role tax policy can play to drive innovation, promote inclusive growth, and encourage trade and investment. Tax policy has been, and remains, a sovereign issue. But our discussion here demonstrates the reality of the 21st century: talent, capital, and even physical infrastructure is increasingly mobile, and value creation is changing.

  • 15-July-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on attack in Nice

    France has endured recent challenges to its freedoms and I am certain that it will respond again by reaffirming the very same values that we celebrated yesterday during Bastille day: Liberté, Égalité et Fraternité.

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  • 15-July-2016

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    Pushing ahead for reform in Turkey: Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of Turkey

    GDP growth has been resilient in Turkey in recent years despite many global and regional headwinds. Annual growth averaged 4.4% in the last four years. Compared to before the global crisis (to 2007) real GDP is 33% higher and 6.4 million net new jobs have been created. This comfortably puts Turkey near the top of the class in terms of post-crisis performance amongst OECD countries.

  • 7-July-2016

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    2016 Employment Outlook: Back at work, out of pocket

    Labour market conditions are improving in OECD countries. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the employment rate was 0.6 percentage points below its pre-crisis rate, representing a deficit of 5.6 million jobs. This deficit is projected to narrow further this year, and close completely in 2017. We’re on the right track! But ─ as always ─ we need to dig a bit deeper to see the full picture.

  • 4-July-2016

    English

    Remarks at Petersberg Climate Dialogue VII: "Making the Paris Agreement a Reality"

    Choices made today about the types, features and location of long-lived infrastructure will define the emissions profile and impact for a whole generation. Thus, starting today, as we move to adapt policies towards lower greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilient development, we must ensure that our approach is cohesive and takes a whole-of-government perspective.

  • 4-July-2016

    English

    Launch of the 2016 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

    The overriding challenge facing the global agriculture and food system is formidable: to feed a growing world population in a sustainable and climate-friendly way. It’s only appropriate that this year’s Outlook gives a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa – a region of over one billion people where the challenge of food security is at its most acute, and one that is feeling the brunt of climate change.

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