Speeches / Presentations


  • 6-November-2017

    English

    CBI Annual Conference: How to ensure globalisation is a positive force?

    Nearly a decade after the worst economic crisis in living memory, our countries may finally be escaping the low-growth trap. Global growth is projected to rise from 3% in 2016 to 3.5% this year, and to 3.7% next year, with the upturn increasingly synchronised across the world. This is welcome news, but there is definitely no room for complacency.

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  • 31-October-2017

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    Toronto Global Forum: Redefining globalisation

    There is no single factor that can explain the rise of protectionism in the US, Brexit, Catalan separatism and the strength of populist parties in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Austria and other countries.

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  • 23-October-2017

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    Lecture at Nazarbayev University

    In both advanced and emerging countries, we observe growing dissatisfaction among citizens over what they perceive as the adverse effects of international trade, technological change and immigration on their daily lives.

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  • 20-October-2017

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    APEC FMM: Global Development Outlook

    According to the latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast, global GDP growth will increase from around 3 percent last year, to just over 3½ percent this year and next.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom

    It is a great pleasure to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is facing challenging times.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings -Written Statement to the IMFC

    The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries. This long awaited lift to global growth, facilitated by policy support, is being accompanied with solid employment gains and a recovery in trade growth following slumps in late 2015 and early 2016.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Global Economy and Framework for Growth

    The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast global GDP growth to increase from around 3% last year to just over 3½% this year and next. Supported by policy stimulus, growth performance has been strong in the first half of the year and more synchronised across the world. Argentina, Brazil and Russia are returning to growth.

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  • 11-October-2017

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    Launch of the OECD Digital Economy Outlook

    One decade on, and technology continues to race ahead – at an ever faster speed. The social impacts have also become more pronounced. Digital innovation enables applications and services in a wide range of sectors, including in science, healthcare, agriculture, government and cities.

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  • 10-October-2017

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    Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the Activities of the OECD

    The OECD projects global growth to increase to around 3.5% in 2017 and 3.7% in 2018, up from 3% in 2016. In the Euro area, GDP growth has outpaced expectations in the first half of 2017 and the unemployment rate fell to 9.1%, the lowest since 2009.

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  • 15-September-2017

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    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of Estonia 2017

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Tallinn, at the buzzing hub of your EU Presidency, to launch the OECD 2017 Economic Survey of Estonia. Let me begin by thanking the Estonian authorities for their support in the preparation of this Survey, and to Minister Ossinovski for hosing the launch.

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