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  • 9-November-2015

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    Launch of the OECD Economic Outlook, November 2015

    Global growth prospects have dimmed again. Since the crisis, we have become used to a familiar pattern: spring-time optimism followed by downgrades in growth forecasts as the year progresses. 2015 is no different.

  • 9-November-2015

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    Emerging market slowdown and drop in trade clouding global outlook

    A further sharp downturn in emerging market economies and world trade has weakened global growth to around 2.9% this year - well below the long-run average – and is a source of uncertainty for near term prospects, says the OECD.

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  • 9-November-2015

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    New World Forum 2015 Keynote Address

    When we met a year ago, I underscored that the global economy was still struggling to find a path to a confident recovery and stronger growth, six years after the onset of the crisis. Unfortunately, one year later the picture is not any better, and we are growing accustomed to talking about “secular stagnation” as the “new normal”. What can we do to reverse this?

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  • 9-November-2015

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    Previous Economic Outlook Release

    Previous Economic Outlook Release

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Brazil faces critical moment to put economy back on track

    Brazil has made remarkable social and economic progress in the past two decades, but must now overcome important challenges if it is to put its economy on a stronger, fairer, greener growth trajectory, according to two new reports from the OECD.

  • 4-November-2015

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    Launch of the 2015 Economic Survey of Brazil

    25 million people have been lifted out of poverty in only a decade. Bucking the trends in most OECD countries, inequality has been coming down, albeit from high levels, as the incomes of the poorest 10% have increased at three times the rate of the richest 10% since 2003.

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  • 21-October-2015

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  • 13-October-2015

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    How's Life? 2015 - Measuring Well-being

    How’s Life? describes the essential ingredients that shape people’s well-being in OECD and partner countries. It includes a wide variety of statistics, capturing both material well-being (such as income, jobs and housing) and the broader quality of people’s lives (such as their health, education, work-life balance, environment, social connections, civic engagement, subjective well-being and safety). The report documents the latest evidence on well-being, as well as changes over time, and the distribution of well-being outcomes among different groups of the population.

    This third edition of How’s Life? develops our understanding of well-being in new ways. There is a special focus on child well-being, which finds that not all children are getting a good start in life, and those living in less affluent families face more risks to their well-being. The report introduces new measures to capture some of the natural, human, social and economic resources that play a role in supporting well-being over time. A chapter on volunteering suggests that volunteer work can create a virtuous circle: doing good makes people feel good, and brings a variety of other well-being benefits to both volunteers and to society at large. Finally, the report looks at inequalities in well-being across different regions within countries, demonstrating that where people live can shape their opportunities for living well.

    How’s Life? is part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, which features a series of publications on measuring well-being, as well as the Better Life Index, an interactive website that aims to involve citizens in the debate about what a better life means to them.

  • 12-October-2015

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    The costs of flexibility-enhancing structural reforms: a literature review

    This survey highlights the key results of the empirical literature concerning the costs of flexibility-enhancing reforms in product and labour markets.

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  • 9-October-2015

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    World Bank/IMF & G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Written statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    While the gradual recovery in most advanced economies continues, commodity exporters face strong headwinds from falling oil, coal and metal prices. In 2016, global growth is expected to rise to 3.6%, contingent on sustained growth in advanced economies.

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