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  • 19-June-2018

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    Remarks to the ECON Committee of the European Parliament for the launch of the Economic Surveys of the European Union and the Euro Area

    After years of crisis, the European economy has picked up momentum. EU-wide unemployment, at 7.1%, is below its pre-crisis level and we project economic growth to remain above 2% this year and next. The ongoing recovery is one reason why support for the Union has rebounded. Two thirds of Europeans polled by Eurobarometer in April believed that their country had benefitted from EU membership, the highest percentage in 35 years.

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  • 19-June-2018

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    Further reforms needed for a stronger and more integrated Europe

    The European economy is growing robustly, helped by accommodative monetary policy, mildly expansionary fiscal policy and the global acceleration. The current economic expansion should be used to speed up implementation of reforms to the euro area architecture and EU policies that would support greater European integration and ensure stronger, more inclusive long-term growth, according to two new reports from the OECD.

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  • 15-June-2018

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    Could current inflation targeting frameworks be improved?

    As discussed in the latest OECD Economic Outlook, the prolonged undershooting of inflation targets, despite massive monetary policy stimulus and stronger economic growth and lower unemployment, raises issues about the appropriateness of current inflation targeting frameworks in advanced economies. While the frameworks differ in detail and implementation, they are principally based on medium-term inflation objectives of 2%.

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  • 15-June-2018

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    Opioid addiction costs many lives and harms livelihoods

    In the past decade, overdose deaths have surged, particularly as (illicit) synthetic opioids have become more available. Opioid-related deaths touch urban and rural communities alike and are spreading to affect all demographic groups.

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  • 15-June-2018

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    Helping Americans Work Again

    The economic expansion in the United States is now one of the longest on record, although it has been sluggish in comparison with previous recoveries. While job growth has reduced the unemployment rate to historically-low levels, many people still remain on the sidelines of the labour market, as shown by the low participation rates of prime age workers.

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  • 14-June-2018

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    Rethinking Urban Sprawl - Moving Towards Sustainable Cities

    This report provides a new perspective to the nature of urban sprawl and its causes and environmental, social and economic consequences. This perspective, which is based on the multi-dimensionality of urban sprawl, sets the foundations for the construction of new indicators to measure the various facets of urban sprawl. The report uses new datasets to compute these indicators for more than 1100 urban areas in 29 OECD countries over the period 1990-2014. It then relies on cross-city, country-level and cross-country analyses of these indicators to provide insights into the current situation and evolution of urban sprawl in OECD cities. In addition, the report offers a critical assessment of the causes and consequences of urban sprawl and discusses policy options to steer urban development to more environmentally sustainable forms.
  • 14-June-2018

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    Main Economic Indicators - Volume 2018 Issue 6

    The monthly Main Economic Indicators (MEI) presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments for the 35 OECD countries, the euro zone and a number of non-member economies.
    This indispensable and unique source of key short-term statistics is a vehicle for analysis for corporate planners, economists, academics, researchers and students. Using the most up-to-date, user-friendly tabular presentation, the indicators cover national accounts, business surveys and consumer opinions, leading indicators, retail sales, production, construction, prices, employment, unemployment, wages, finance, international trade and balance of payments.
  • 13-June-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Madrid 13-15 June 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Madrid 13-15 June 2018. The Secretary-General delivered remarks at the event organised by the Consejo Iberoamericano para la Competitividad y Productividad: "Innovación gubernamental para un Estado al servicio de la Sociedad".

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  • 13-June-2018

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, June 2018

    Stable growth momentum in the OECD area

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  • 12-June-2018

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    Miracle or Mirage: What role can trade policies play in tackling global trade imbalances?

    Global trade imbalances narrowed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. They have remained at a lower level but are still of concern to policy makers because of the risks they pose to individual economies, as well as globally.

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