Speeches / Presentations


6-April-2010

English

Presentation of the Czech Republic Economic Survey at a High Level Seminar in Prague

Presenting the Economic Survey of the Czech Republic at a high level seminar in Prague, A. Gurría suggested the creation of a "watchdog" to monitor the fiscal policy process in order to make it easier to avoid overspending in good times and thus to limit deficit bias.

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26-March-2010

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Emerging from the crisis: Laying the foundations for a balanced recovery in Germany

The German job market has weathered the crisis well, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Presenting the Economic Survey of Germany in Berlin, he said structural reforms were needed to ensure the sustainability of public finances and of long term growth. Stimulating domestic investment would help reduce the current account surplus, he added.

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26-March-2010

German

Der Weg aus der Krise: Ein solides Fundament für eine ausgewogene Erholung schaffen

Eine auf Innovation, Bildung und mehr Wettbewerb im Binnenmarkt gestützte Wirtschaftspolitik kann Deutschland zu einer stärkeren und ausgeglicheneren Wirtschaft führen. Die Arbeitsmarktpolitik sollte nun den Weg für nötige Strukturanpassungen bereiten, die Fiskalpolitik braucht eine spezifische Exit-Strategie und muss sich in den kommenden Jahren auf die Konsolidierung der öffentlichen Haushalte konzentrieren.

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23-March-2010

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The OECD, the World Economy and China

In a speech given in Beijing, Angel Gurría recommended that China boost public spending on social infrastructure, including education, health, pensions and social assistance, in order to reduce inequalities, and suggested a more flexible exchange rate regime to avoid looming inflationary pressures.

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22-March-2010

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The transformation of China’s growth pattern in the new global context

China’s economy has outperformed all expectations, both over the long haul and, more recently, during the global Great Recession. But structural reforms are still needed in a number of areas such as increased social spending to improve living standards over the longer run, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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20-March-2010

English

Global Economic Outlook

Speaking at the China development forum, Mr Gurría said that the world is now emerging from the deepest recession since the 1930s but he added that OECD countries need to face the challenge of ensuring that a strong, jobs-rich recovery takes hold and that potential growth can be restored and maintained over the longer term.

15-March-2010

English

Greece - Moving ahead to address the challenges

In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.

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10-March-2010

English

Pier Carlo Padoan's remarks at the release of the 2010 edition of Going For Growth

Remarks by Pier Carlo Padoan at the release of the 2010 edition Of Going For Growth on March 10, 2010

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25-January-2010

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Obama plan for banks can help to avoid a new financial crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to separate core commercial banking from some higher-risk activities in financial conglomerates and to place a moratorium on further consolidation could help to avoid a new financial crisis by resolving some major risks inherent to the current financial system.

20-January-2010

English

Joint release of OECD Economic Survey of Israel and Review of Israel’s Labour Market and Social Policy

Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to Angel Gurría.

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