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  • 17-July-2019

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    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Sequence 1: Addressing risks in the global economy and the financial systems

    The global economy is in a fragile spot. Our latest Economic Outlook projected global GDP growth to slow down to 3.2% this year and improve only to 3.4% in 2020, against a projection of 4% growth a year ago. Across all G7 economies, growth is projected to be lower this year than in 2018.

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  • 10-July-2019

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    Economic Survey of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg is a country with many strengths, one that ranks among the top-performing OECD countries in a number of domains. It enjoys an exceptionally high degree of economic prosperity and an excellent quality of life, with most citizens enjoying a healthy work-life balance, good housing and supportive social connections.

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  • 4-July-2019

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    Western Balkans Summit 2019: Opening Ceremony

    It is an honour to open the 2019 Western Balkans Summit. This annual Summit is a key milestone in our efforts to increase the well-being of citizens and build a brighter future for the region. This year is a particularly important one, with the 30th anniversary of the democratic transformations in Central Europe and 15th anniversary of European Enlargement.

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  • 29-May-2019

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    Economic Survey and Environmental Performance Review of Latvia

    It is my pleasure to be back in Riga to present to you the 2019 Economic Survey and the first OECD Environment Performance Review (EPR) of Latvia. Together, these two reports chart a path towards a more dynamic, inclusive and environmentally sustainable future in Latvia.

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  • 21-May-2019

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    2019 OECD Forum: Launch of the Economic Outlook

    With growing trade tensions driving uncertainty, business investment is being hit and global growth threatened. Ultimately, this will undermine people’s welfare: jobs will be disrupted and consumers’ purchasing power will be hurt.

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  • 2-May-2019

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    Presentation of the 2019 Economic Survey of Mexico

    The OECD carries out these surveys on around 50 countries every two years. This is the 16th survey of Mexico, but the first to be presented to the new administration. I would like to thank Minister Urzúa, Deputy Minister Herrera and their teams for the excellent support which support that we received during the preparation of the Survey.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    Launch of 2019 Economic Survey of Japan

    Japan’s current economic expansion, which began in December 2012, is now the longest in its post-war history; it is not, however, its fastest. We expect GDP to reach ¾ per cent this year and in 2020. The growth of output per capita has accelerated to a pace close to the OECD average and job creation has been robust. Persistent deflation has been replaced with positive, albeit low, inflation.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    OECD-BIAC Japan/Keidanren Working Lunch: 2019 Economic Survey of Japan and Japan’s G20 Presidency

    Let me begin with the context. The global expansion continues to lose momentum and world trade growth has slowed sharply. Trade tensions have clouded the outlook for firms and risk disrupting investment and global value chains.

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  • 13-April-2019

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    2019 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

    2019 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

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  • 12-April-2019

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    IMF WB Spring Meetings- G7 FMCBG: Global Economy

    Our assessment is broadly consistent with that of the IMF and things could actually go worse: a disorderly Brexit, US tariffs on cars, or weaker demand in a large European country could have severe knock-on effects throughout Europe.

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