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  • 9-July-2018

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    To shorten or to lengthen debt maturity to lower debt servicing costs?

    Low interest rates prevailing in many advanced economies in recent years have already helped to lower the debt servicing burden, but government debt and interest payments remain large in many OECD countries. Could a further reduction in interest payments be attained by "locking-in" current low interest rates?

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  • 9-July-2018

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, July 2018

    Stable growth momentum in the OECD area

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  • 5-July-2018

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    Reforms in Lithuania are reinforcing economic growth but boosting productivity is still a challenge

    Lithuania’s economy has grown faster than most other OECD economies over the past 10 years, unemployment continues to fall and public finances have stabilised after a long period of deficits and rising debt.

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  • 4-July-2018

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    Structural policies to boost productivity and inclusion in Costa Rica

    Owing to past structural reforms, Costa Rica has enjoyed robust GDP growth and productivity levels are gradually converging towards the OECD average.

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  • 4-July-2018

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    Costa Rica: Restoring fiscal sustainability and setting the basis for a more growth-friendly and inclusive fiscal policy

    Consecutive years of primary deficits have led to mounting public debt of almost 50% of GDP, one of the fastest increases in Latin America over the last decade.

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  • 4-July-2018

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    To shorten or to lengthen? Public debt management in the low-interest rate environment

    With still large government debt and interest payments in many OECD countries, actively adjusting debt maturity can help to minimise debt servicing costs.

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  • 4-July-2018

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    The quantification of structural reforms: Taking stock of the results for OECD and non-OECD countries

    This paper summarises earlier OECD work aimed at quantifying the impact of structural reforms on economic outcomes.

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  • 2-July-2018

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    Further reforms can foster more inclusive labour markets in The Netherlands

    Economic performance in The Netherlands is vibrant and growth is expected to remain robust, underpinned by sound public finances, healthy job creation and high levels of confidence. The current economic expansion should be used to speed up implementation of reforms to ensure future stability and support more inclusive labour markets, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 2-July-2018

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    Economic Survey of the Netherlands 2018

    The Netherlands is experiencing vibrant economic activity, with gross domestic product (GDP) at about 8% above its pre-crisis peak and the unemployment rate below 4%. Growth picked up to above 3% in 2017, which was well above the euro area and OECD averages.

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