Speeches


  • 28-February-2014

    English

    Global Forum on Competition 2014 - Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General

    The Global Forum on Competition is a unique opportunity to bring together competition authorities from the developed and developing world to foster a rich and fruitful debate on how competition policy can enhance the performance of market economies, and contribute to improve overall well-being, and rebuild public trust.

  • 28-February-2014

    English

    Changing the conversation on growth: Going inclusive

    Many countries are facing the scourge of slow growth and rising inequality in income and opportunities. They risk being trapped in a vicious circle that could lead to weaker economic performance and greater exclusion. To avoid this, policy action is needed.

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  • 27-February-2014

    English

    Tackling Inequality: Getting the Policy Challenges Right

    Inequality is a multi-dimensional challenge, it goes beyond income and it affects the wellbeing of our people. We need a multidisciplinary policy response and that’s what the Inclusive Growth initiative that we are launching in the OECD will provide.

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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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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.

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