Speeches


  • 26-August-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General Gurría Welcomes Colombian Ceasefire

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the cease-fire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, ending more than half a century of armed conflict.

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  • 26-August-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on the earthquake in Italy

    I have just written to Prime Minister Renzi. We are thinking of those who lost their lives, their families, their homes, as well as the many others affected by this disaster.

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  • 1-August-2016

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    Mexico’s National Anti-corruption System - Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    The OECD welcomes the laws of the National Anti-corruption System that were approved by the Parliament on June 16, 2016 and enacted on July 18, 2016, clearing the way for one of the key pillars of Mexico’s structural reform agenda. The promulgation of these laws substantially transforms the anti-corruption architecture of Mexico by putting in place measures that the OECD considers effective.

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  • 24-July-2016

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    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting: Remarks on international tax

    My report to you for this meeting sets out three objective criteria to identify non-cooperative jurisdictions with respect to tax transparency: the implementation of the Exchange of Information on Request standard, the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information standard, and joining the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (multilateral Convention).

  • 24-July-2016

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    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on investment and infrastructure

    A critical dimension of the 'low-growth trap’ is a lack of investment. Weak investment is undermining productivity growth and lowering potential output by holding back capital deepening and hindering the pace at which innovation is embodied in plant and equipment.

  • 24-July-2016

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    China-OECD Policy Dialogue on New Approaches to Economic Challenges - opening remarks

    For the OECD, China is an indispensable partner in this exercise and I would like to thank Minister Lou and the Ministry of Finance for organising this event. It is another milestone in our ever-expanding co-operation following the agreement of our memorandum of understanding in March 2015

  • 23-July-2016

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    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth

    Structural reforms – together with monetary and fiscal policies – are essential to achieving the G20 objective of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. They have been at the heart of the OECD’s work for more than 30 years and courageous decisions at different times in our countries – Canada, Germany, Korea and Spain to name but four – have delivered stronger and more inclusive growth for our citizens.

  • 23-July-2016

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    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on global economic outlook

    The world economy is stuck in a low-growth trap. We project global GDP growth to remain at only around 3% this year, and barely better in 2017.

  • 23-July-2016

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    G20 Chengdu High-Level Tax Symposium - remarks at session 2: Increasing tax certainty to promote investment and trade in a world where value creation is changing

    As policy-makers, we know that uncertainty negatively affects investment and consequently, productivity – putting the brakes on growth. It increases the cost of capital by raising the risk premium. Removing that uncertainty can be more important to investors than more obvious, headline issues such as the tax rate.

  • 23-July-2016

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    G20 Chengdu High-Level Tax Symposium - opening remarks

    Today’s symposium provides an opportunity to consider the role tax policy can play to drive innovation, promote inclusive growth, and encourage trade and investment. Tax policy has been, and remains, a sovereign issue. But our discussion here demonstrates the reality of the 21st century: talent, capital, and even physical infrastructure is increasingly mobile, and value creation is changing.

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