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  • 21-April-2011

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    Japan will bounce back quickly from the Great East Earthquake

    "The OECD has absolute confidence in Japan’s capacity to overcome the Great East Japan Earthquake, building on its unique stock of human capital, financial wealth, technology and discipline.", said Angel Gurría for the launch of the OECD’s Economic Survey of Japan in Tokyo.

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  • 11-April-2011

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    FRANCE: Clean break needed to stop worsening public finances

    Cutting the public deficit through a stricter budgeting framework and improving the housing market with taxation and funding reforms are among the recommendations in the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of France.

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  • 8-April-2011

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    From War to Wealth - Fifty Years of Innovation

    This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the development of the OECD from the founding of its predecessor organisation, the OEEC after World War II, to the transformation into the OECD in 1960, and its evolution since that time. Covering the stewardship of 6 Secretaries-General over a period of 50 years, the book describes what OECD does and how it does it.  An interesting chapter on a Day in the Life of a Chateau, tracks a typical day for a variety of OECD staffers, illustrating the breadth and variety of what people do at the OECD.  
  • 7-April-2011

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    Going for Growth 2011: Dividends from structural reforms

    The capacity of fiscal and monetary policies to further support the recovery is pretty much exhausted, so a new emphasis on implementing structural reforms is the only way to boost growth and job creation, said OECD Secretary-General during the presentation of Going for Growth 2011 in Budapest.

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  • 4-April-2011

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    Maintaining Momentum: OECD Perspectives on Policy Challenges in Chile

    To inform the current policy debate in Chile and present an economic assessment with concrete recommendations and policy options, this report provides a detailed analysis of the overall Chilean economic situation.

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  • 21-March-2011

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    CHINA: New era of opening up

    The single most important challenge China is facing is that of the shift from export-led growth to an economic and growth model driven by domestic consumption and a better quality of life for its citizens, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 16-March-2011

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    Launch of the OECD’s Economic Survey of the United Kingdom

    Economic growth will be subdued this year and next in the United Kingdom, but the government must continue its difficult fiscal consolidation and structural reform programmes to return the economy to a sustainable path, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting this report in London.

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  • 14-March-2011

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    Comparison of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for OECD member countries

    Updated continuously. GDP in billions of US$, in volume and at current prices and purchasing power parities. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .

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  • 28-February-2011

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    Budget treatment

    The growing burden of healthcare expenditure on public budgets is hardly a recent phenomenon. For 15 years before the onset of the financial crisis, health spending per capita had been going up by over 4% per year in real terms across the OECD area-much faster than growth in real incomes. Nearly all OECD countries will soon have nearuniversal healthcare coverage-an historic achievement. But health now accounts for over 9% of GDP on

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  • 15-February-2011

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    The fiscal imperative

    The crisis has left a legacy of nearly bankrupt governments. There is little doubt that all countries among the advanced economies are now in urgent need of implementing a credible medium-term fiscal consolidation strategy, argues Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank.

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