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9-October-2013

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Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, Octobre 2013

Composite leading indicators (CLI) continue to signal improvements in growth in most major OECD countries with divergent patterns among large emerging economies.

9-October-2013

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Fiscal devaluation – can it help to boost competitiveness?

The recent crisis has revealed large differences in external competitiveness between euro area member countries. Since nominal exchange rate devaluation is not an option for members of a currency area, governments in troubled member countries have been considering so-called fiscal devaluation, i.e. a shift from employers’ social security contribution to value added tax, as an alternative means to restore competitiveness.

8-October-2013

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Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 8 October 2013

This slowdown in the annual rate of inflation mainly reflects a sharp deceleration in energy price inflation, to 1.7% in the year to August.

1-October-2013

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How to achieve growth- and equity-friendly fiscal consolidation?

Despite sustained efforts made in recent years to rein in budget deficits, a majority of OECD countries still face substantial fiscal consolidation needs. The choices made about which spending areas to curtail and which taxes to hike will have implications for near-term activity and long-term growth as well as for equity and the current account.

19-September-2013

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Improving school-to-work transitions in New Zealand

The NZ labour market is among the most flexible in the OECD, and outcomes for its young people have been among the best. However, labour-market opportunities are heavily determined by initial education, where New Zealand’s system is also successful and innovative in many ways.

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19-September-2013

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The agri-food situation and policies in Switzerland

This paper examines the heavily supported Swiss food and agriculture sector. It reviews some of the key features and trends in the sector and reveals its low relative labour productivity in international comparison.

12-September-2013

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Irish recovery underway, but more inclusive growth and job creation needed, says OECD

Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health, according to the OECD.

12-September-2013

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G20 Gross Domestic Product - Second quarter 2013, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the G20 area grew by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2013 compared with 0.6% in the previous quarter, according to preliminary estimates. GDP growth accelerated in most of the world’s largest economies but slowed marginally in Canada and Japan and significantly in Mexico.

9-September-2013

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Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, September 2013

Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to signal diverging growth patterns across major economies. The CLIs point to improvements in growth in most major OECD countries but stabilising or slowing momentum in large emerging economies.

5-September-2013

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The People's Republic of China - Avoiding the middle-income trap: Policies for sustained and inclusive growth

This report presents an update of OECD policy advice in areas that are critical to China’s long-term economic performance and social development. They include food security, social safety nets, health reform, green growth, climate change and urbanisation.

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