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France has seen a marked decline in its export performance, which is related to a series of factors, rather than to any single cause. Restoring competitiveness will require steps to strengthen the country’s growth potential and to address the main long term determinants of that potential, such as fostering research and development, promoting innovation, reducing the tax burden, boosting competition and creating favourable conditions
The authorities have undertaken numerous structural reforms since the last OECD Economic Survey was published in June 2007 and many of those reforms go in the direction of the recommendations offered at that time. These efforts will have to be pursued and the momentum of reform maintained, with the greatest challenge being to raise the employment rate of youths and seniors in order to restore the health of public finances and sustain
The financial crisis did not spare the French economy, which is facing a deep recession in 2009, even if the situation is less severe than elsewhere. Once the recovery begins, a priority will be to phase out the general government budget deficit but, given the already very heavy burden of taxes and compulsory contributions, public finance consolidation will require strict control over expenditures.
Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies: Executive Summary. Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy.
Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy. This volume focuses on the experiences of Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey.
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The strong growth that has emerged in recent years is encouraging and the risks to underlying inflation are manageable. However, there are policy challenges. Most important is a need to ensure fiscal sustainability through public-finance reform to put the economy in a better shape to cope with population ageing. Reforms should entail:• More ambitious deficit targeting backed by improvements to central government budgeting and to the
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Silný ekonomický růst posledních let je povzbudivý a rizika spojená s inflací zvládnutelná. Existují však některé výzvy. Nejdůležitější z nich je zabezpečení fiskální udržitelnosti reformou veřejných financí tak, aby se česká ekonomika lépe vypořádala se stárnutím populace. Reformy by měly zahrnovat:• Ambicióznější stanovování cílů pro deficit rozpočtu podpořené zlepšením rozpočtování na centrální úrovni a zdokonalením fungování
Estonia is facing its most challenging economic situation since the early 1990s. Past overexpansion was financed by rapid credit growth. Growth was in general biased towards domestic demand.
Estonia is particularly well regarded in ICT network readiness and well-functioning e-government. However, the share of production in high tech and knowledge intensive sectors is relatively low.
The key challenge is to develop gradually its counter-cyclical role without jeopardizing sustainability.