Economic outlook, analysis and forecasts


  • OECD Economic Outlook and Interim Economic Outlook

    Global GDP growth is projected to increase to around 3.5% in 2017 and 3.7% in 2018 from 3% in 2016, slightly improved since the OECD’s June Economic Outlook. The upturn has become more synchronised across countries. Investment, employment and trade are expanding.

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  • Economic Survey of France 2017

    GDP is set to grow by at least 1.6% in 2017-18, supported by private consumption and investment. The labour market is improving, but productivity gains are too low to sustain the current level of social protection, high-quality public services and rising incomes in the long run.

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  • Using the fiscal levers to escape the low-growth trap

    In the context where public debt has reached high levels in most OECD countries, it is important to assess the extent of countries' fiscal space and the temporary deficit increase they can afford to run. A rethink is needed for how the fiscal policy stance should be evaluated, particularly in the context where very low sovereign interest rates provide more fiscal space.

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