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Germany recovered rapidly from the 2008-09 recession, with GDP topping pre-crisis rates during 2011 and unemployment falling significantly. Public finances are sound, but further reforms are needed to transform its growth model to thrive as a knowledge-based economy.
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Overview - Germany Survery 2012
Chile has made good progress in improving housing conditions, but still around 10% of the population lives in either overcrowded houses, or of inadequate quality and/or with poor access to basic services.
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Potential growth in Germany is low and is set to fall further due to ageing. Policy should focus on raising labour input and productivity growth through structural reforms. Implementing cost-effective climate change mitigation policies and fostering eco innovation would also contribute to growth.
Potential growth in Germany is low and is set to fall further due to ageing. Policy should focus on raising labour input and productivity growth through structural reforms. Implementing cost-effective climate change mitigation policies and fostering eco innovation would also contribute to growth
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) point to a positive change in momentum for the OECD as a whole, driven primarily by the United States and Japan, but similar signs are beginning to emerge in a number of other developed economies.
The OECD’s latest economic survey of Norway, to be published on Wednesday 15 February 2012, discusses how sound macroeconomic policies and well-managed petroleum wealth have helped the country successfully weather the global economic crisis.
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In the wake of the financial crisis, government debt in the OECD area has increased massively on top of already high debt-GDP ratios prior to the crisis, by some 30% of GDP between 2007 and 2011 on average, rendering fiscal positions in many countries unsustainable.
This paper studies the impact of recent changes in second pension pillars of three Central and Eastern European Countries on the deficit and implicit debt of their full pension systems.
The Finnish economy has still not recovered from the sharp 2008-09 recession and productivity performance has weakened. Structural reforms aiming at increasing productivity in the private and public sector therefore need to move up the agenda according to the latest Economic Survey of Finland.&l