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  • 17-October-2014

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    Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, met with the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD

    The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of five international economic organisations at the OECD on Friday 17th October to discuss the challenges facing the global economy.

  • 17-October-2014

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    The OECD encourages the French government to pursue the ongoing structural reforms to boost growth

    Full implementation of the structural reforms adopted and announced in France would boost potential annual economic growth by one third, or 0.4 percentage points per year over ten years, according to the OECD.

  • 17-October-2014

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    Investment gaps after the crisis

    The downturn in fixed investment among advanced economies from the onset of the global crisis was unusually severe, widespread and long-lasting relative to comparable episodes in the past. As a result, investment gaps are large in many countries, not only in relation to past norms but also relative to projected future steady-state levels, with a gap of 2 percentage points of GDP or more in several countries.

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  • 17-October-2014

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    Secular stagnation: evidence and implications for economic policy

    This paper investigates whether OECD countries are facing secular stagnation. Secular stagnation is defined as a situation when policy interest rates bounded at zero fail to stimulate demand sufficiently, due to low or negative neutral real interest rates and low inflation, and when ensuing prolonged and subdued growth undermines potential growth via labour hysteresis and discouraged investment.

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  • 17-October-2014

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    Factors behind the decline in real long-term government bond yields

    This paper describes developments in real long-term interest rates in the main OECD economies and surveys their various determinants. Real long-term government bond yields declined from the 1980s to very low levels in the recent period, though they have not reached the historical lows of the 1970s.

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  • 10-October-2014

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    Contributions to GDP growth: second quarter 2014, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

    Stockbuilding main driver of OECD GDP growth in the second quarter of 2014

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  • 8-October-2014

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, October 2014

    Composite leading indicators point to weakening growth in the Euro area and to stable growth in most other major economies

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  • 7-October-2014

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    OECD bolsters relationship with Ukraine

    The 34-member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development welcomed a Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and Ukraine which will help Ukraine’s efforts to tackle corruption, strengthen its tax system and promote competitiveness.

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  • 2-October-2014

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    How Was Life? shows long-term progress in key areas of well-being

    People’s well-being has generally progressed since the early 20th century across a large part of the world, according to new research published by a consortium of economic historians (CLIO-INFRA) and produced in collaboration with the OECD and OECD Development Centre.

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  • 1-October-2014

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    Determinants of households’ investment in energy efficiency and renewables – evidence from the OECD Survey on Household Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes

    Many studies on household energy efficiency investments suggest that a wide range of seemingly profitable investments are not taken up. This paper provides novel evidence on the main factors behind consumer choices using the OECD Survey on Household Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes.

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