United States


  • 21-April-2018

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    2018 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

    We are living through a moment of great complexity. International realities are increasingly affecting domestic outcomes, while at the same time traditional ‘domestic’ policies are having impacts beyond national borders.

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  • 19-April-2018

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    2018 Summit of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate - The Arc of Ambition in 2018 and 2019

    I am delighted to join you at this Second Summit of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate to discuss the opportunities and challenges for accelerating the better climate, better growth agenda.

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  • 19-April-2018

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    G20 FMCBM Meeting: Session 1: Global Economy: Growth prospects and Potential Vulnerabilities

    The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecasts show a welcome continuation of the broad-based expansion with global GDP growth around 4% this year and next.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Global Economy and Framework for Growth

    The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast global GDP growth to increase from around 3% last year to just over 3½% this year and next. Supported by policy stimulus, growth performance has been strong in the first half of the year and more synchronised across the world. Argentina, Brazil and Russia are returning to growth.

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  • 21-April-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: remarks on the global economy and framework for growth

    Latest indicators of rising business confidence and industrial production are welcome. However, we have been here before over the past five years and left “Waiting for Godot” – for the recovery that never comes. There are reasons to be more optimistic this time around. But we have not yet decisively escaped the low-growth trap. Growth in productivity and wages remains lackluster. Inequality and political tensions are high.

  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - United States

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for the United States identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 6-December-2016

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    Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

    In the United States, the most watched indicator of productivity (nonfarm business productivity growth) decelerated about ¾ percentage point from 2009 to 2014 relative to the preceding 5-year period.

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  • 2-November-2016

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    Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

    With the global economy mired in low-growth and no signs of strong acceleration, a lot of attention has been paid to the meagre pace of productivity growth in OECD countries.

  • 11-October-2016

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    Realising and expanding opportunities in the United States

    Measures that enable the acquisition of new skills and reduce mismatches between the demand and supply of existing skills can boost US economic growth and make its benefits more inclusive.

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  • 11-October-2016

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    Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

    Productivity growth has been sluggish since the Great Recession and had been slowing before it.

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