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  • 14-June-2016

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    Structural reforms for more inclusive growth in Greece

    The Greek economy is turning around lately, but it remains in a deep depression. GDP has fallen by more than a quarter between 2007 and 2015, unemployment remains extremely high at 25 percent and anchored poverty – which measures poverty relative to its pre-crisis income level – has nearly tripled between 2007 and 2014, reaching a third of the population.

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  • 13-June-2016

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    Canada is adjusting to the end of the commodities boom, but new policies are needed to boost productivity and reduce financial stability risks

    The Canadian economy is adjusting to the fall in commodity prices, but additional policies are needed to boost productivity, reduce financial stability risks and make future growth stronger, greener and more inclusive, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 10-June-2016

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    The contribution of weak investment to the productivity slowdown

    Concerns around weak productivity growth are everywhere these days. As the latest OECD Economic Outlook notes, since the mid-2000s, productivity growth has been markedly lower than at any other time since the 1950s.

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  • 10-June-2016

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    European economy is slowly recovering but legacies of the crisis remain and new challenges are emerging

    The European economy is gradually recovering but further policy action will be required to address unresolved legacies of the global economic crisis that are weighing on growth and major new concerns that have emerged, according to two new OECD reports.

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  • 8-June-2016

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    Central bank negative deposit rates and the banking sector

    The ECB, the Bank of Japan and five other central banks in Europe have applied negative interest rates on commercial banks’ reserves. This additional monetary policy stimulus, following large asset purchases by central banks in some of these areas, should boost the economy and thus raise inflation closer to target.

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  • 8-June-2016

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    Links between weak investment and the slowdown in productivity and potential output growth across the OECD

    The OECD framework for estimating potential output is combined with previous OECD empirical research to analyse the causes of recent weak productivity growth.

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  • 6-June-2016

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    Czech Republic needs new reforms to boost productivity and accelerate convergence with the most advanced countries

    The Czech Republic needs new reforms to boost productivity, improve economic growth and accelerate convergence toward the levels of income and well-being seen in the most advanced European countries, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 3-June-2016

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    Regulations in services sectors and their impact on downstream industries: the OECD 2013 REGIMPACT indicator

    This document presents the new 2013 set of the OECD Regulatory Impact (REGIMPACT) indicator. It measures the impact of regulatory barriers to competition in non-manufacturing sectors on all industries, through intermediate inputs.

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  • 2-June-2016

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    Improving transport and energy infrastructure investment in Poland

    Over the last decade, Poland has significantly upgraded its infrastructure network, and public investment has risen rapidly. However, bottlenecks still weigh on productivity growth and environmental and health outcomes, and the perceived quality of transport and energy infrastructure remains lower than in most OECD countries.

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  • 2-June-2016

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    Making better use of skills and migration in Poland

    To continue catching up with living standards in other OECD countries Poland needs to invest in higher skills.

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