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  • 13-September-2012

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, September 2012

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, show that the loss of momentum is likely to persist in the coming quarters in most major OECD and non-OECD economies.

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  • 13-September-2012

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    G20 Quarterly Gross Domestic Product, second quarter 2012, OECD

    Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the G20 area slowed to 0.6% in the second quarter of 2012 compared with 0.7% in the first quarter. This marks the third consecutive quarter of slowing growth in the G20 area but masks diverging patterns across economies.

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  • 10-September-2012

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    Restarting the growth engine in Finland

    Impressive productivity performance during the last decades has weakened since 2007, reflecting the 2008-09 recession but also a poor performance in important sectors, like the information and communication technology sector.

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  • 10-September-2012

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    Import competition, domestic regulation and firm-level productivity growth in the OECD

    This paper examines how import penetration affects firms' productivity growth taking into account the heterogeneity in firms' distance to the efficiency frontier and country differences in product market regulation.

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  • 6-September-2012

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    Economy: European recession slowing global economy, says OECD

    The global economy has slowed, with key European countries entering a recession that is now impacting worldwide, the OECD said in its latest Interim Economic Assessment.Interim Economic Assessment

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Avoiding debt traps: financial backstops and structural reforms

    In this paper we develop a simple analytical framework to analyze “good” and “bad equilibria” in public-debt and growth dynamics.

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Measuring GDP forecast uncertainty using quantile regressions

    Uncertainty is inherent to forecasting and assessing the uncertainty surrounding a point forecast is as important as the forecast itself.

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Implications of output gap uncertainty in times of crisis

    This paper analyses the monetary and fiscal policy implications of output gap estimates in times of crisis. The widening of output gaps observed in major OECD economies in the wake of the recent crisis has been mainly due to total factor productivity gaps, except in the United States where it essentially resulted from a large increase in the unemployment gap.

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Sluggish productivity growth in Denmark: the usual suspects?

    Despite sound policies and institutions, Danish productivity has grown modestly over the past decade, both historically and in relation to other countries, contributing to weak economic growth and an erosion in competitiveness.

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  • 30-July-2012

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    Towards green growth in Denmark: improving energy and climate change policies

    Denmark’s green growth strategy focuses on moving the energy system away from fossil fuels and investing in green technologies, while limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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