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Pier Carlo Padoan has been appointed Chief Economist of the OECD. Mr. Padoan will maintain his status of Deputy Secretary-General which he has held since joining the OECD in June 2007.
The OECD and the European Investment Bank have agreed to share their expertise in support of economic co-operation and sustainable development. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and EIB President Philippe Maystadt signed a co-operation agreement to that effect today in Paris.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance.
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.
Following the severe contraction of the Irish economy, Gurría indicated that stabilising the financial system, tackling unemployment, and raising competitiveness will be the main economic challenges for Ireland.
The OECD’s latest economic survey of Denmark, to be published on Thursday 5 November 2009, looks at the impact of the global economic crisis on Denmark and offers policy recommendations for reform.
The OECD’s latest economic survey of Ireland, to be published on Wednesday 4 November 2009, looks at the impact of the global economic crisis on Ireland and offers policy recommendations for reform.
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.
Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.
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世界経済危機の中，日本経済は戦後最大の景気後退に陥った．2009年の国内総 生産は，輸出の低迷と厳しい金融状況を反映し，約6%の減少となる見込みである．金融市場の安定化を図り，政策金利を引下げ，そして大規模な財政刺激策を実施 するという当局による迅速な対応は，世界貿易の反転がゆっくりとしたものに止ま るという状況の中で，景気悪化の影響を和らげ，緩やかな回復のきっかけとなって いる．デフレ傾向が続く中において，日本銀行は，政策金利をゼロ近傍に据え置く べきである．