Speeches


  • 15-April-2016

    English

    Remarks at Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High-Level Assembly

    The OECD has stood with you on the front lines of the global fight against climate change for decades. Indeed, you may recall that the "polluter pays" principle was spearheaded by the OECD back in 1972.

  • 14-April-2016

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    April 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on global economy and growth framework

    Despite some welcome rebound in financial markets, global growth prospects remain weak. The main challenges facing G20 policymakers of low growth, sluggish trade, sub-par investment, weak productivity gains, high unemployment and growing inequality – not to mention a number of remaining downside risks – are unresolved.

  • 14-April-2016

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    April 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on international financial architecture

    It is crucial that G20 countries collectively strive to resist financial protectionism and to keep financial markets open. Worryingly, OECD data suggest a sustained rise in capital flows measures since 2008, across emerging markets as well as some advanced economies.

  • 14-April-2016

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    Launch of Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016: An OECD Scoreboard

    SMEs typically account for more than half of business sector activity and around two-thirds of employment. Young SMEs, in particular, contribute disproportionately to creating jobs. Yet business dynamics have been slowing in most of our economies, limiting SMEs’ contributions to investment, growth, jobs and social inclusion, at a moment when they are sorely needed.

  • 13-April-2016

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    Migration flows: Facts, fiction and the politics in between

    Refugees can and should be part of the solution to many of the challenges our societies confront. Our analysis confirms the sizeable economic and social benefits that well‑managed migration can bring to OECD countries. Realising these benefits will depend largely on the design and implementation of integration measures.

  • 13-April-2016

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    OECD Global Parliamentary Network meeting in Tokyo: closing remarks

    Once again, we have proved the value of this parliamentary network. Our countries are in great need of innovative policies and effective reforms, and the best way to come up with these solutions is by sharing our experiences, our knowledge.

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  • 13-April-2016

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    Remarks at Tokyo experts meeting on international finance and the global economy ahead of the G7 Summit

    Prime Minister, Ministers, thank you for the invitation to share with you our thinking on the global economic outlook and the challenges ahead.

  • 12-April-2016

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    OECD Global Parliamentary Network meeting in Tokyo: remarks on the global and Asian economic outlook

    I wish I could get this meeting under way by assuring you that all is well with the world economy and that policy settings are delivering good results, but unfortunately this is not the case. Eight years after the global financial crisis, stronger global growth remains elusive and downside risks remain high.

  • 12-April-2016

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    OECD Global Parliamentary Network meeting in Tokyo: opening remarks

    This is a timely event as Japan gears up to host the G7 Isé-Shima Summit in May to tackle a range of global challenges related to economic growth, diversity, disaster management, trade, investment, and development. The Global Parliamentary Network aims to provide a platform where legislators from Asia and beyond can share their policy challenges and best practices, and bring back the best solutions to their own countries.

  • 11-April-2016

    English

    Press conference remarks on the report "Japan: Boosting Growth and Well-being in an Ageing Society"

    Japan has already taken some bold and determined steps in recent years to tackle its economic, social and environmental challenges. But broad-based reforms across a range of areas are still needed.

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