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25-February-2014

English

Growth Challenges – avoiding the low growth trap

Although the recovery is strengthening in advanced economies, the growth engine of the world economy is still not firing on all 4 cylinders: high unemployment and widespread underemployment hold back demand; investment is below its long-term trend - so is international trade; and credit to the private sector has been flat in several countries of the G20.

25-February-2014

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G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors Meeting - Session on Tax, 23 February 2014

Addressing the G20 progress in the tax field, namely work on the automatic exchange of information and the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project.

21-February-2014

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OECD’s 2014 Going for Growth: Avoiding the low-growth trap

The structural reform recommendations the OECD puts forward today offer governments practical ways to boost productivity, lift growth, create jobs and avoid the low-growth trap, Mr Gurría said.

19-February-2014

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Visit to the OECD by Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany

It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome Chancellor Merkel to the OECD to discuss Germany’s challenges and its role in the world economy, said OECD Secretary-General.

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17-February-2014

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The Euro Area at a Crossroads: Policies for Growth, Jobs and Competitiveness

After five years of work at every level to correct the fiscal, financial and external imbalances that led to the crisis, and to reinforce fiscal and financial institutions, the Euro Area is beginning to show signs of recovery. But, despite these positive signs, growth is still weak and uneven.

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12-February-2014

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Launch of OECD’s 2014 Economic Survey of Finland

Finland has been hit hard by the global crisis, mainly through a sharp fall in exports, and the recovery is still hesitant. Bold action is needed to find new sources of growth, regain competitiveness, ensure sound public finances, and preserve the Finnish welfare model, Mr Gurría said.

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11-February-2014

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Taxation and Competition Policy

We need to fight distortions to competition that can arise from tax avoidance, just like we do from other forms of government intervention, such as regulation, said OECD Secretary-General.

10-February-2014

English

Session in honour of Mr Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary General of SEGIB

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría delivered remarks during a session organised at the European Commission in honour of Mr. Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary General of SEGIB.

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7-February-2014

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Visit of the Irish Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny

Like many of our Member States, Ireland has undoubtedly faced very serious challenges in recent years. The toll of the crisis has been heavy on the Irish economy. But in the past four years, with steady leadership, rigorous policies and remarkable efforts by the Irish people, Ireland has turned the situation around.

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5-February-2014

English

OECD International Parliamentary Seminar

We need to revisit models and theories to question conventional wisdoms and “established truths”, to define more effective policy options for governments to achieve the ultimate goal to improve the well-being of their citizens, said M. Gurria.

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