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  • 5-November-2014

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    Economic activity is accelerating in the Slovak Republic, OECD says

    Economic recovery is picking up in the Slovak Republic, but regional disparities and high unemployment must be addressed to ensure balanced inclusive growth over the long-term, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic.

  • 4-November-2014

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 4 November 2014

    OECD annual inflation eases slightly to 1.7% in September 2014

  • 28-October-2014

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    A revival of the private rental sector of the housing market? Lessons from Germany, Finland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands

    This Working Paper studies ways to stimulate the private rental sector (PRS) of the housing market – and compares experiences with policies and reforms in Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and the Czech Republic.

  • 27-October-2014

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    Fundamental reforms paving the way for economic recovery in Portugal, OECD says

    Fundamental reforms have helped put the Portuguese economy back on the right track, but a durable recovery will require additional measures to improve export competitiveness, create jobs and ensure social protection for those most in need, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Portugal.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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