Speeches / Presentations

  • 13-May-2014


    Launch of the Economic Survey of Germany 2014

    “Our experience has shown that reforms are usually enacted in times of crisis, as there may be no other option,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría during the Survey launch in Berlin. “However, reform processes should continue in good times. For Germany, this means that the country should act now to embark on a more inclusive and resilient growth path.”

  • 6-May-2014


    Launch of the OECD Economic Outlook, May 2014

    After six long years of pain and fear, the major advanced economies are finally building momentum. While two of the four cylinders of the global economy’s growth engine – credit growth and emerging market activity – are still running below full speed, there are encouraging signs that the other two, trade and investment, are finally warming up.

  • 12-April-2014


    Global Economic Outlook - Written Statement for the IMFC

    A moderate recovery is under way in major advanced economies after two years of subdued growth. Overall, most indications point to a continued underlying strengthening of the pace of growth, helped by accommodative monetary policy and reduced fiscal drag.

  • 10-March-2014


    Housing and the economy

    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.

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  • 10-March-2014


    Strengthening Poland’s Competitiveness – OECD Recommendations

    A broad agenda of reforms in four areas – labour markets, education, product markets and innovation – should strengthen Poland’s economy and allow it to continue its path of convergence towards the income levels of the more affluent OECD economies, said Angel Gurría during a seminar in Warsaw.

  • 17-February-2014


    The Euro Area at a Crossroads: Policies for Growth, Jobs and Competitiveness

    After five years of work at every level to correct the fiscal, financial and external imbalances that led to the crisis, and to reinforce fiscal and financial institutions, the Euro Area is beginning to show signs of recovery. But, despite these positive signs, growth is still weak and uneven.

  • 12-February-2014


    Launch of OECD’s 2014 Economic Survey of Finland

    Finland has been hit hard by the global crisis, mainly through a sharp fall in exports, and the recovery is still hesitant. Bold action is needed to find new sources of growth, regain competitiveness, ensure sound public finances, and preserve the Finnish welfare model, Mr Gurría said.

  • 17-January-2014


    Mr Gurria strongly supports recently announced plans to revitalise the French economy

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría strongly supports President François Hollande’s recently announced measures to revitalise the French economy and set it on a path towards stronger growth.

  • 15-January-2014


    Launch of the Economic Survey of the Russian Federation 2013 at the Gaidar Forum

    Despite the slowdown of the world economy, Russia has continued to grow. Most importantly, your macroeconomic house is basically in order, with inflation largely under control, public finances close to balance, and a current account surplus. But growth must become sustainable and fair through the implementation of the right policy mix, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 8-December-2013


    Launch of OECD’s 2013 Economic Survey of Israel

    With the right policies, narrower socio-economic divides and higher levels of well-being are well within Israel’s reach. Raising educational standards and encouraging employment, maintaining sound monetary policy and a responsible fiscal trajectory, pressing on with structural reforms that encourage innovation, competition and creativity – these are all central to achieving sustained, inclusive growth.

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