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The present issue covers the outlook to end 2015 for both OECD countries and selected non OECD economies. Together with a wide range of cross-country statistics, the Outlook provides a unique tool to keep abreast of world economic developments.
The Norwegian economy is performing well, generating inclusive growth, strong social mobility and low unemployment. But to ensure future prosperity, Norway must continue with growth-enhancing reforms while ensuring financial stability, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Norway.
Norway’s economy has continued to prosper, but the financial system needs to be resilient against possible systemic risk, and a vibrant entrepreneurial culture will be important to maintain sustainable growth in the future.
Mr. Rintaro Tamaki was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on August 1, 2011. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD policy on Environment, Development, Green Growth, Financial Affairs and Taxes.
The Indicators of Product Market Regulation Database is a comprehensive and internationally-comparable set of information about the state of regulation and market structures in OECD countries as well as for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Spain.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Italy.
Germany’s recent economic performance has been solid, with record low unemployment rates and sound fiscal position, which sets it apart from many European countries.
Canada enjoys relatively high GDP per capita but productivity growth has been weak despite comparatively high investment in knowledge-based capital, a fairly competitive business environment and a reasonably well-functioning labour market.
The Japanese economy is recovering after having suffered severe shocks from the 2008 financial and economic crisis and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.