Public finance and fiscal policy

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  • Economic Survey of Japan 2015 OECD対日審査報告書2015年版

    Gross government debt has risen to 226% of GDP, the highest in the OECD, and the primary deficit was nearly 7% of GDP in 2014. Japan needs a detailed and credible plan to limit spending and raise revenues to achieve a primary surplus by FY 2020.

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  • Economic Survey of France 2015

    Public spending is among the highest in the OECD and imposes a heavy burden on the economy. Spending is moderating, but France needs to intensify this trend over time to lower the tax burden in the medium term.

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  • Economic Survey of Sweden 2015

    Fiscal policy has supported activity through the operation of automatic stabilisers and tax cuts. While sustainability is not at risk, the government plans to gradually improve the fiscal position as the recovery strengthens.

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