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Low productivity growth in the EU has deep structural causes. Strengthening human capital, work incentives and competition, and better integrating the Single Market would boost inclusive growth.
Raising euro area economic performance requires cleaning up bank balance sheets, completing banking union to foster unbiased risk assessment, further structural reforms and strong fiscal policy frameworks.
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In spite of a slow and uneven global recovery over the past five years, China has maintained strong growth and continued to tackle income inequality, which had been rising, as well as poverty. Drawing on the expertise and collective experience of OECD member and partner countries, this Report presents recent OECD analysis and policy advice in areas that are critical to China’s long-term economic performance and social development.
The 2014 survey calls for structural reforms in competition and improving the links between the labour market and the education system to restart income convergence.
Poland’s overall economic performance has been impressive over the last decade. Yet, important challenges remain ahead. Making the labour market work better and strengthening product market competition would boost economic prospects.
How’s Life? paints a comprehensive picture of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people’s material living conditions and quality of life across the population.
This study compares a number of housing policies such as housing taxation, land use and rental regulations and social housing policies for OECD countries relying on new data.
The present issue covers the outlook to end 2015 for both OECD countries and selected non OECD economies. Together with a wide range of cross-country statistics, the Outlook provides a unique tool to keep abreast of world economic developments.
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.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Spain.