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  • 19-March-2011

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    The International Economic Outlook

    The world economy continues to recover but there is still a considerable dispersion in performance across countries and regions. Dynamic economies, led by China and India, are expected to expand at over 7 percent in both 2011 and 2012. In contrast, OECD countries will expand by only 2.3 percent in 2011 and 2.8 percent in 2012.

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  • 16-March-2011

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    Launch of the OECD’s Economic Survey of the United Kingdom

    Economic growth will be subdued this year and next in the United Kingdom, but the government must continue its difficult fiscal consolidation and structural reform programmes to return the economy to a sustainable path, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting this report in London.

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  • 15-March-2011

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    The Tohoku Pacific earthquake: Economic consequences

    "On behalf of all of us working at the OECD, I would like to transmit our deep sympathy and support in these difficult circumstances. Our thoughts are with the Japanese people, especially those who lost their loved ones." OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

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  • 15-March-2011

    Japanese

    東北地方太平洋沖地震:経済的影響

    OECDは、今後日本の関係当局と密接に連携していく、また、経済への地震の影響を評価することや必要となる政策対応の決定に関する支援を含め、この困難な時期に日本を支援する準備ができている。 OECDは、今後日本の関係当局と密接に連携していく、また、経済への地震の影響を評価することや必要となる政策対応の決定に関する支援を含め、この困難な時期に日本を支援する準備ができている。

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  • 14-March-2011

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    Comparison of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for OECD member countries

    Updated continuously. GDP in billions of US$, in volume and at current prices and purchasing power parities. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .

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  • 11-March-2011

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    The Effects of Oil Price Hikes on Economic Activity and Inflation, Policy Note: Health care systems: getting more value for money, Economics Department Policy Note No. 4

    Rising energy prices stemming from turbulence across N. Africa and the Middle East will only have a modest impact on GDP and inflation in the near term, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-March-2011

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    How efficient are banks in Hungary?

    Apparent characteristics of the Hungarian banking market such as large profits and high margins suggest weak competitive pressures. Weak competition in turn, may reduce efficiency in a lack of pressures to converge to marginal cost and to stimulate managerial efforts to reduce X-inefficiency.

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  • 4-March-2011

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    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

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  • 28-February-2011

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    Budget treatment

    The growing burden of healthcare expenditure on public budgets is hardly a recent phenomenon. For 15 years before the onset of the financial crisis, health spending per capita had been going up by over 4% per year in real terms across the OECD area-much faster than growth in real incomes. Nearly all OECD countries will soon have nearuniversal healthcare coverage-an historic achievement. But health now accounts for over 9% of GDP on

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  • 23-February-2011

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    Reforming the labour market in Spain

    After steady employment growth since the 1990s, Spain has experienced the sharpest increase in unemployment among OECD countries during the crisis, amplified by structural problems of the labour market.

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