Speeches / Presentations

  • 16-January-2012


    Growth perspectives for 2012

    Given current levels of uncertainty, it is quite a challenge to discuss the outlook for the global economy in the months to come. But I will take the risk, and share the OECD’s assessment of the forces shaping the near-term outlook, the risks surrounding our projections and the major policy challenges facing many OECD countries.

  • 18-November-2011


    Launch of the Economic Survey of the Czech Republic

    With the Czech economy’s export-driven recovery slowing, swift implementation of new reforms is needed to ensure sustainable, inclusive long-term growth and better resilience to external shocks, according to OECD's Angel Gurría.

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  • 30-September-2011


    The economic outlook: risks and solutions

    Economic recovery appears to have come close to a halt in the major industrialised economies, with falling household and business confidence affecting both world trade and employment, according to Angel Gurría. Growth remains strong in most emerging economies, albeit at a more moderate pace.

  • 2-August-2011


    Launch of the 2011 OECD Economic Survey of Greece

    Greece is in deep crisis after years of fiscal laxity and weak structural reforms. To return to sustainable growth, the fiscal consolidation and product and labour market reforms underway should continue, be closely monitored, with the burden of the adjustment fairly shared, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 12-July-2011


    Launch of the Economic Survey of Belgium: The Three challenges for policy making in Belgium

    The road ahead will not be easy, though: financial market concerns about sovereign debt are extending to a growing number of countries and now they threaten to include Belgium. Thus fiscal sustainability and higher growth are the backbone of our main recommendations in this Survey. With a public debt at 97% of GDP, a renewed and sustained effort to prefund ageing costs is needed, including revisiting intergovernmental prefunding

  • 11-July-2011


    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of Austria 2011

    Austria should seize the opportunity provided by its robust, export-led recovery to strengthen spending reforms and reinforce domestic drivers of economic growth, said Angel Gurría.

  • 14-June-2011


    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of India

    India’s economy has ranked among the best performers over the past decade, and poverty has been falling faster than in many other emerging economies. India now has the opportunity to move towards sustained and socially inclusive double-digit growth if the right policies are put in place, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 6-June-2011


    A fragile recovery

    The global recovery is becoming self-sustained and more broad-based but is taking place at different speeds across countries and regions. Tackling high unemployment, fiscal consolidation and global imbalances remain the key challenges, says OECD Secretary-General.

  • 10-May-2011


    Presentazione dello Studio sulla situazione economica dell’Italia

    L’economia italiana si sta riprendendo e noi concordiamo con il governo nell’attenderci per l’anno prossimo una crescita leggermente migliore di quest’anno”, ha dichiarato Angel Gurría. “Non dobbiamo tuttavia sottovalutare il lavoro che resta da svolgere. L’Italia deve ancora fare dei passi in avanti per rafforzare la crescita e diminuire il rischio di futuri shock economici

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  • 9-May-2011


    Launch of the Economic Survey of Italy

    Well targeted macroeconomic and structural policies would ensure long-term growth for the Italian economy while contributing to healthier public finances, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting the Economic Survey of Italy in Milan.

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