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  • 23-April-2019

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    Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

    The OECD Guidance is global in scope, applies to all mineral supply chains, and is part of the OECD’s broader agenda on responsible business conduct, guided by the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and supported by governments through the National Contact Point (NCP) mechanism. The increased uptake and political attention to these instruments are producing important results.

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  • 16-April-2019

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    Adapting to the Digital Transformation

    This global slowdown is taking place amidst growing concerns that digitalisation is creating disruption and imposing a huge transformation upon our economies and societies. This transformation, however, also brings important improvements in well-being. Let me provide some context.

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  • 16-April-2019

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    Building the Future of Fukushima: 8 years after the earthquake and nuclear accident

    In March 2011, Japan suffered one of the most devastating disasters of its recent history. I refer to the magnitude-9 Great East Japan Earthquake, which was followed by a tsunami that caused vast damage across northern Japan and took the lives of thousands of people. If these disasters had not caused enough damage already, they also provoked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    Launch of 2019 Economic Survey of Japan

    Japan’s current economic expansion, which began in December 2012, is now the longest in its post-war history; it is not, however, its fastest. We expect GDP to reach ¾ per cent this year and in 2020. The growth of output per capita has accelerated to a pace close to the OECD average and job creation has been robust. Persistent deflation has been replaced with positive, albeit low, inflation.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    Liberal Democratic Party of Japan: Seminar on “Empowering Women”

    As championed by Prime Minister Abe, the role of women in public life is crucial for a prosperous economy and sustainable inclusive growth. Better gender balance among politicians promotes inclusive policymaking and boosts trust in government. To increase women’s representation in politics, it is vital that parties themselves are inclusive and promote female candidates during elections.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    OECD-BIAC Japan/Keidanren Working Lunch: 2019 Economic Survey of Japan and Japan’s G20 Presidency

    Let me begin with the context. The global expansion continues to lose momentum and world trade growth has slowed sharply. Trade tensions have clouded the outlook for firms and risk disrupting investment and global value chains.

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  • 13-April-2019

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    2019 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

    2019 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

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  • 13-April-2019

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    2019 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

    2019 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

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  • 12-April-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs

    This year’s edition of the Scoreboard – the eighth in our flagship series – evaluates debt, equity, asset-based finance, and conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance in 46 countries. It also provides an assessment of recent SME-related policy developments.

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  • 12-April-2019

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    IMF WB Spring Meetings - G20 FMCBG Session 2: G20 Priority Issues

    The OECD’s work on international tax has long had the strong support of the G20. We have 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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