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Annual inflation in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to July 2012, down from 2.0% in the year to June 2012. This easing in the annual rate of inflation mainly reflects slower growth in energy and food prices.
Provisional estimates show that quarter-on-quarter growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area slowed to 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012, compared with 0.5% in the previous quarter.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to point to an easing of economic activity in most major OECD economies and slowdowns in most major non-OECD economies.
Denmark’s green growth strategy focuses on moving the energy system away from fossil fuels and investing in green technologies, while limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Portugal has started on a long road of economic adjustment to boost growth and reduce debt. A range of structural reforms are needed to restore fiscal sustainability, improve labour market performance and rebalance the economy towards tradables.
More balanced and higher long-term growth calls for strengthened external competitiveness and greater private saving through adjustments in macroeconomic policy and ambitious labour market and educational reforms.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) point to an easing of economic activity in most major OECD economies and a more marked slowdown in most major non-OECD economies.
In this paper we develop a simple analytical framework to analyze “good” and “bad equilibria” in public-debt and growth dynamics.
Real GDP growth in the OECD area increased by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2012, compared with 0.3% growth in the previous quarter.
The Spanish economy experienced significantly weaker labour productivity growth than other OECD economies and failed to catch up with the most advanced economies in the period 1996-2007. In recent years labour productivity growth has accelerated, but this recovery is likely to be due to cyclical and temporary factors.