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  • 7-January-2014

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    The state of the banking sector in Europe

    This paper reviews the state of the banking sector in Europe. At the aggregate level, the empirical data suggest that the Baltics, Cyprus, Greece and Ireland, in particular, are hit by a strong decline in lending in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • 6-January-2014

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    New indicators of competition law and policy in 2013 for OECD and non-OECD countries

    This paper presents the new OECD competition law and policies (CLP) indicators which measure the strength and scope of competition regimes in 49 jurisdictions (OECD and non-OECD). The indicators cover areas for which there is a broad consensus among member countries on what constitutes 'good' practice for competition regimes.

  • 6-January-2014

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    The effect of government debt, external debt and their interaction on OECD interest rates

    In the wake of the financial crisis there has been renewed focus on the importance of a country’s net external debt position in determining domestic interest rates and, relatedly, its vulnerability to a crisis. This paper extends the panel estimation of OECD countries described in Turner and Spinelli (2012) to investigate the effect of external debt and its interaction with government debt on the interest-rate-growth differential.

  • 20-December-2013

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    OECD Economic Survey of Russia launches in Moscow at the Gaidar Forum on Wednesday 15 January 2014

    The OECD will launch its latest Economic Survey of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday 15 January 2014 during the annual Gaidar Forum.

  • 13-December-2013

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    Getting Irish youth on the job track

    Irish youth was hit hard by the crisis. New labour-market policy initiatives have been introduced recently, but more will be needed to limit scarring effects and keep youth connected so that they can get back to work as soon as the recovery strengthens.

  • 12-December-2013

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    G20 GDP Growth - Third quarter 2013, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

    G20 GDP growth picks up to 0.9% in third quarter of 2013; up from 0.8% recorded in the previous quarter, according to preliminary estimates.

  • 10-December-2013

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    New econometric estimates of long-term growth effects of different areas of public spending

    Using panel data for OECD countries, this study investigates the extent to which changes in government spending on education, health and other areas influence long-term growth.

  • 10-December-2013

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    Cross-country spillovers from fiscal consolidations

    In many OECD countries, government debt reached levels over recent years that call for reduction over the medium to longer term to ensure public finance sustainability. This paper investigates the international transmission of fiscal consolidation shocks via trade flows.

  • 9-December-2013

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, December 2013

    Composite leading indicators point to an improving economic outlook in most major economies

  • 8-December-2013

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    Israel’s economy growing strongly but further efforts needed to improve living standards, says OECD

    Israel’s economy is in good shape, but further efforts are needed to fight poverty and close the gap in living standards with other leading nations, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Israel.

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