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Norway’s economy has continued to prosper, but the financial system needs to be resilient against possible systemic risk, and a vibrant entrepreneurial culture will be important to maintain sustainable growth in the future.
OECD annual inflation increases slightly to 1.7% in January 2014
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Spain.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Italy.
Germany’s recent economic performance has been solid, with record low unemployment rates and sound fiscal position, which sets it apart from many European countries.
Canada enjoys relatively high GDP per capita but productivity growth has been weak despite comparatively high investment in knowledge-based capital, a fairly competitive business environment and a reasonably well-functioning labour market.
The Japanese economy is recovering after having suffered severe shocks from the 2008 financial and economic crisis and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
The United States is one of the top performers among OECD countries in terms of both productivity and labour utilisation. It has shown signs recently of a broader-based recovery taking hold with growth gaining momentum.
India has rebounded swiftly after the global economic crisis, but is experiencing a slowdown in economic growth since 2012.
South Africa has experienced a relatively weak recovery from the great economic crisis compared to other BRIICS countries.