Speeches


27-March-2012

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The Unfinished Business of Making Europe Work

Weak financial conditions, fiscal consolidation and economic adjustment are restricting demand in the short-term before the long-term benefits on stability and growth are felt, Mr Gurría said. Decisive action to restore confidence and support demand is needed now, he added.

26-March-2012

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Going for Growth and Balance in Europe

Over the last four years we have lived and worked under the impact of the greatest economic crisis of our lifetimes. Recent actions in Europe have cleared a bit the fog but the confidence in the markets is still shaky and the long-term growth perspective of Europe is muted.

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20-March-2012

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OECD Secretary-General Gurría condemns attack in Toulouse

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría condemned the attack that occurred yesterday in Toulouse, Southern France, which resulted in the death of three children and a teacher outside their school.

20-March-2012

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China Development Forum: meeting with business leaders

China and the OECD countries face increasingly similar challenges. We need to deepen our policy exchanges to share our expertise and accumulated experiences, to learn from one another, and to build cooperative solutions at the global level, said OECD Secretary-General.

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19-March-2012

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Inequality / Chinese Academy of Governance

The protests and social unrest which brought people out to the streets in many countries are a reminder that inequality is a major threat to our economies and to our wellbeing, said OECD Secretary-General.

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18-March-2012

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Promoting Technological Innovation for New Sources of Growth

Innovation is a central element of China’s reform agenda. Chinese innovations have benefited the world throughout history. Today, with the right policy mix, China could continue to inspire new scientific and technological advances, helping to revitalize the global economy.

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17-March-2012

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China Development Forum

While China's recent growth trajectory certainly has been notable, the country still faces a number of challenges to build a more inclusive economy as it attains higher levels of prosperity for its citizens, said OECD Secretary-General.

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16-March-2012

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A Better Global Governance: What is at Stake? The OECD Perspective

China is becoming an increasingly important player and we need more inclusive global governance so its contribution is crucial. The crisis offers a unique opportunity to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer global economy.

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14-March-2012

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10th Annual Conference of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee

We have made some incredible progress from a time when bribes were considered just part of doing business and companies could claim them back as a tax deduction. But there is still a long way to go. One of our main challenges is ensuring enforcement, said OECD Secretary-General.

14-March-2012

English

An Amazing Come-Back: Working Together for a Strong Recovery and Sustainable Growth in Japan

The triple shock that hit Japan on 11 March 2011 - combining an earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear accident - has been the largest natural disaster in Japan. The loss and pain have been immense, but the spirit with which Japan has faced this crisis has been even greater, said Angel Gurría.

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