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  • 12-April-2019

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    IMF WB Spring Meetings- G7 FMCBG: Global Economy

    Our assessment is broadly consistent with that of the IMF and things could actually go worse: a disorderly Brexit, US tariffs on cars, or weaker demand in a large European country could have severe knock-on effects throughout Europe.

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  • 11-April-2019

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    G20 FMCBG Meeting, Session 1: Global Economy

    And risks are biased on the downside. Materialisation of these risks, alone, or combined, could derail the global outlook, all the more that trade and financial integration have made the G20 economies highly interdependant. In this context, I would like to insist on the benefits of policy cooperation

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  • 11-April-2019

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    IMF WB Spring Meetings: G7 FMCBG: international taxation

    With the strong support of both the G7 and the G20, the OECD’s work on international tax has made great strides in the areas of tax transparency, the implementation of the BEPS measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance and in supporting capacity building in developing countries.

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  • 10-April-2019

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    Launch of “Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class”

    A strong and prosperous middle class is crucial for any economy, crucial for every society. It is needed to sustain consumption and investment in education, health and housing. Societies with a strong middle class have lower crime rates and enjoy higher levels of trust and life satisfaction.

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  • 10-April-2019

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    6th Annual Meeting of International Organisations

    I would like to thank our colleagues from the International Federation of Accountants for hosting this event and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland for their financial support to the work of the IO partnership.

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  • 4-April-2019

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    CSTP High-level Roundtable on “Innovating Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Society”

    Today, digital technologies are transforming science and innovation, but budgets remain under pressure and trust in governments has declined. This is making it more difficult for policymakers to harness the benefits of the digital transformation.

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  • 3-April-2019

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    TUAC/BIAC MCM Consultations

    These consultations are essential to the preparation of the MCM. It remains paramount that business associations and trade unions are on board as we navigate the opportunities and challenges of the digital transition.

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  • 2-April-2019

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    Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Meeting: Reviving Growth and Broadening its Benefits

    In recent years, Italy has experienced a modest economic recovery resulting in an average growth of 1.1% between 2015 and 2018. Following important labour market reforms, it has also experienced a significant rise in the employment rate, by 3 percentage points since 2015. And there have also been other encouraging improvements, such as the shift of Italian export industries to higher value added products.

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  • 1-April-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Italy

    Today, the global economy is facing serious headwinds. According to our latest Economic Outlook released earlier this month, global growth is projected to further decrease from 3.6% in 2018 to 3.3% in 2019 and to 3.4% in 2020. Trade and investment growth remain sluggish and the large increase in inequality many countries experienced before the crisis persists.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 Economic Survey of Sweden

    Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. Driven by robust consumption, investment and exports, GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.

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