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  • 3-April-2019

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    Business Models for the Circular Economy - Opportunities and Challenges for Policy

    Natural resources, and the materials derived from them, represent the physical basis for the economic system. Recent decades have witnessed an unprecedented growth in demand for these resources, which has triggered interest from policy makers in transitioning to a more resource efficient and circular economy. This report presents a typology of five circular business models that could support the transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy: circular supply, resource recovery, product life extension, sharing, and product service system models. It reviews the current market penetration and assesses the potential scalability of each business model. Environmental potential is also discussed, as well as risks and unintended consequences that could result from a more widespread adoption of these business models. The report provides a broad set of policy approaches that could help alleviate some of the barriers that currently hinder the widespread adoption of circular business models.
  • 2-April-2019

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 April 2019

    OECD annual inflation stable at 2.1% in February 2019

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  • 1-April-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Italy

    Today, the global economy is facing serious headwinds. According to our latest Economic Outlook released earlier this month, global growth is projected to further decrease from 3.6% in 2018 to 3.3% in 2019 and to 3.4% in 2020. Trade and investment growth remain sluggish and the large increase in inequality many countries experienced before the crisis persists.

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  • 1-April-2019

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    Wide-ranging reforms needed to ensure Italy’s economic recovery

    Stronger, more inclusive and sustainable growth, better job opportunities and a reduction in the level of public debt in Italy require a comprehensive programme of far-reaching reforms while maintaining the important measures taken in recent years, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-April-2019

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Rome, 1-2 April 2019

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Rome on 1-2 April 2019 to present the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Italy at a Press Conference, alongside Minister Giovanni Tria.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Stockholm, on 29 March 2019

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Stockholm, on 29 March 2019, to present the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Sweden. While in Stockholm, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with Mr. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden, and several Ministers of his Cabinet.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 Economic Survey of Sweden

    Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. Driven by robust consumption, investment and exports, GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 Economic Survey of Sweden - Press Conference

    Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Further reforms in Sweden can drive growth, competitiveness and social cohesion

    The Swedish economy is operating close to full capacity, with robust growth and strong employment, but uncertainties linked to the global economy shroud the outlook. Policy should aim to prolong the expansion and ensure that economic success continues to promote inclusiveness, well-being and social cohesion, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 27-March-2019

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    OECD Economic Surveys: Argentina 2019

    Over many decades, Argentina’s economy has been held back by weak policy settings and productivity has stagnated. Recent and additional reforms will help to raise prosperity for all Argentinians in the medium term. Strengthening competition by reducing barriers to market entry and foreign trade has particularly high payoffs. Tariff barriers have prevented a stronger integration into the world economy, which could raise consumer purchasing power, reduce the cost of firms’ inputs and lead companies in shielded sectors to become more productive. Currently, many jobs are trapped in activities with limited potential for productivity and wage growth. As job reallocation can result in temporary income losses, policies should ease the transition by enhancing training and social protection. Social policies are effective in reducing inequalities and poverty continued its declining trend during 2016 and 2017, until a severe economic crisis pushed the economy into a deep recession in 2018. This has shifted the immediate policy focus to restoring confidence and unwinding significant fiscal and external imbalances. Swift and decisive policy responses were necessary and their implementation will lay the grounds for a return of macroeconomic stability and a recovery from the recession, although significant risks remain.SPECIAL FEATURE: FOSTERING INTEGRATION INTO THE WORLD ECONOMY
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