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  • 2-July-2012

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    An analysis of productivity performance in Spain before and during the crisis: Exploring the role of institutions

    The Spanish economy experienced significantly weaker labour productivity growth than other OECD economies and failed to catch up with the most advanced economies in the period 1996-2007. In recent years labour productivity growth has accelerated, but this recovery is likely to be due to cyclical and temporary factors.

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  • 2-July-2012

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    Europe's new fiscal rules

    Europe is putting in place a new system of fiscal rules following the euro area sovereign debt crisis and decades of rising government to debt-to-GDP ratios. These include the so-called "six pack" to upgrade the Stability and Growth Pact to a new Treaty incorporating the "fiscal compact".

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  • 27-June-2012

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    Economy: The United States needs to foster education and innovation to keep its cutting edge

    The United States should do more to foster innovation and provide more equitable access to high-quality education in order to maintain its status as the world's most vibrant and productive economy, according to OECD's latest Economic Survey of the United States.

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  • 13-June-2012

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    Economy: Canada needs to boost innovation and human capital to sustain living standards

    Canada has weathered the global economic crisis comparatively well but will have to become more productive to sustain its high standard of living, according to OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Canada.

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  • 13-June-2012

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    G20 Quarterly Gross Domestic Product, first quarter 2012, OECD

    Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the G20 area grew 0.8% in the first quarter of 2012 compared with 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to preliminary estimates. This small pick-up in aggregate G20 GDP growth still masks diverging patterns among the world's largest economies however.

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  • 11-June-2012

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    Achieving the “low carbon, green growth” vision in Korea

    Korea, which has had the highest growth rate of greenhouse gas emissions in the OECD area since 1990, adopted an ambitious Green Growth Strategy in 2009.

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  • 24-May-2012

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    Design policies to ensure growth is socially inclusive, says OECD-World Bank report

    Economic policy should be better designed to bring about more inclusive growth, ensuring that the benefits of increased prosperity are shared more evenly across society, according to a new report from the OECD and the World Bank.

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  • 22-May-2012

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    Economy: Global economy recovering, but major risks remain, says OECD

    The global economy is recovering, but confidence is extremely uneven across different regions, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. European governments must take greater action to ensure that the crisis in the euro area does not derail the recovery.

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  • 26-April-2012

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    Further reforms needed to sustain Korean growth and social cohesion

    Korea recovered faster and more vigorously from the global crisis than most OECD countries, but strong economic growth alone will not be enough to address the fundamental challenges posed by its rapidly ageing population and rising inequality, according to the latest Economic Survey of Korea.

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  • 24-April-2012

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    Revitalising the Japanese Economy: The Way Forward

    The Great East Japan Earthquake took a heavy toll of human lives and inflicted a massive economic damage, estimated at 3½ per cent of GDP. This event requires considerable time and a nation-wide effort of reconstruction. This is the first component of Prime Minister Noda’s “Strategies to Revitalise Japan”, which we very much welcome and support, said OECD Secretary-General.

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