Speeches


  • 13-June-2018

    English

    Emerging Markets Forum: Global Trends and Implications for Policy Today

    "Toute crise prépare la suivante." These words by Michel Camdessus are a warning, but should also be a stimulus for policy, an invitation to be alert, to be in constant reflection, in constant attention, to understand what happened, what is happening and what can happen.

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  • 12-June-2018

    English

    Launch of the 2018 Economic Survey of Germany

    Germany’s track record is remarkable. Growth has been solid for years, and is set to remain so – we project 2.1 % growth this year and next. As a strong exporter of capital goods, Germany is benefitting from the global recovery of trade and investment. At 3.4% unemployment is at a record low – allowing real wages to grow and sustaining consumption.

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  • 9-June-2018

    English

    Charlevoix G7 Leaders’ Summit: G7 and Outreach Leaders Working Session

    The preservation of our oceans is indispensable for addressing many of the challenges facing the planet: from food security and climate change to energy provision, and even improved medical care through advanced marine biotechnology.

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  • 6-June-2018

    English

    Launch of the 2018 Economic Survey of the United States

    It is a pleasure to be back at the Press Club to present the OECD’s 2018 Economic Survey of the United States.

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  • 4-June-2018

    Spanish

    Respaldo del Secretario General de la OCDE a las medidas fiscales anunciadas por Costa Rica

    “En los últimos años la OCDE ha alertado repetidamente a Costa Rica acerca del débil estado de sus finanzas públicas. Ello quedó reflejado en los Estudios Económicos de la OCDE de Costa Rica de 2016 y 2018. Costa Rica ha tenido déficits fiscales durante casi una década, y el déficit público del año pasado fue el más grande en los últimos 30 años.

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  • 2-June-2018

    English

    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting: Session 7: Fostering Tax Fairness in the Modern Economy

    There have been many significant developments in the area of international tax over the last months. Almost 50 countries have started automatic exchange of financial account information in September 2017, which is a key milestone.

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  • 1-June-2018

    English

    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting: Session 5: Adapting to the Modern Economy

    Rapid innovation, including digitalisation, offer enormous potential to boost productivity, incomes and well-being. But it is also a source of new challenges.

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  • 1-June-2018

    English

    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting: Session 4: Economic Growth that Works for Everyone

    Growth is back. We estimate GDP growth in G7 economies in 2017 to be around 2%, the highest since 2010. The unemployment rate is finally below the pre-crisis level at 6%.

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  • 30-May-2018

    English

    Signing ceremony of the OECD Accession Agreement with Colombia and Lithuania

    It is a great honour for me to once again welcome you to the OECD on this historic occasion as we celebrate the accession of Lithuania and Colombia to the organisation. This is the power of multilateralism in action as we gain in diversity and strength in search of solutions for common global challenges that work for all.

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  • 30-May-2018

    English

    2018 Ministerial Council Meeting

    Ces mots, écrits il y a presque 100 ans, nous frappent par leur pertinence aujourd’hui. Nous vivons nous aussi certes dans une époque intéressante, mais nous vivons surtout dans un monde hautement interconnecté, mondialisé, plein de défis et d’incertitudes.

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