Korea


17-November-2009

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The Korean G-20 leadership: Assessing the key issues for 2010 - New sources of sustainable and balanced growth

A year ahead of Korea chairing the next G20 Summit, Mr. Gurría described in Seoul the “cocktail” of strategy, policies and framework conditions that will enable economies to harness new sources of economic growth, prevent environmental degradation and enhance the quality of life.

27-October-2009

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Gurría calls for ‘new generation’ of statistics to reinforce public confidence in government

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

6-October-2009

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OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

15-July-2009

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Korea - external links to macroeconomic reports and data

External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.

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7-April-2009

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011: Country Notes

Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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24-February-2009

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Boosting productivity in Korea’s service sector

Increasing productivity growth in the service sector, which accounts for 67% of employment and 58% of value added in Korea, is essential to sustain high potential growth.

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24-February-2009

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Reforming the tax system in Korea to promote economic growth and cope with rapid population ageing

Korea has one of the lowest tax burdens in the OECD area, reflecting its small public sector. However, rapid population ageing will put upward pressure on government spending.

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24-February-2009

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Sustaining growth in Korea by reforming the labour market and improving the education system

The age of retirement of employees should be raised by eliminating mandatory retirement and phasing out the retirement allowance. Active labour market policies should focus on policies to expand human capital rather than wage subsidies.

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13-February-2007

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007: Korea Country Note

This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for Korea.

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