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  • 18-October-2013

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    Innovation, diversification and better logistics key to sustainable and inclusive growth, says latest Latin American Economic Outlook

    After a decade of relatively strong growth, Latin America is facing headwinds associated with declining trade, a moderation in commodity prices and increasing uncertainty over external financial conditions, according to the latest Latin American Economic Outlook jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) and CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.

  • 16-October-2013

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    Policies for inclusive urbanisation in China

    Urbanisation in China has long been held back by various restrictions on land and internal migration but has taken off since the 1990s, as these impediments started to be gradually relaxed. People have moved in large numbers to richer cities, where productivity is higher and has increased further thanks to agglomeration effects.

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  • 14-October-2013

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    G20 Consumer Prices - Updated: 14 October 2013

    Annual inflation in the G20 area was 3.0% in the year to August 2013, down from 3.2% in the year to July 2013.

  • 11-October-2013

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    Contributions to GDP growth - Second quarter 2013, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD

    Real GDP in the OECD area increased by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2013, compared with 0.3% registered in the previous quarter.

  • 10-October-2013

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    Shaping the post-crisis global economy

    There is no simple remedy for fixing the post-crisis global economy. But three key ingredients for sustainable long-term growth are jobs, equality and trust, said OECD Secretary-General in Washington.

  • 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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