Speeches / Presentations


  • 27-June-2010

    English

    G20 : Keep up reforms in order to boost jobs

    G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.

  • 16-June-2010

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    Perspectives on Global Development: Shifting Wealth

    Speaking at the launch of the Perspectives on Global Development 2010, Angel Gurría says that the centre of economic gravity is moving from West to East, from the industrialised economies to the large developing economies, particularly China and India. The latest forecasts anticipate that emerging and developing economies will account for nearly 60% of world GDP by 2030.

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  • 7-June-2010

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    Fiscal consolidation

    Governments and central banks have implemented wide-ranging support packages in response to the global crisis. Discretionary fiscal measures, coupled with cyclical revenue losses and expenditure hikes, have resulted in a sharp increase in budget deficits, which are projected to peak at 8¼ per cent of GDP in the OECD area as a whole in 2010. How to get out of this dangerous spiral? How can we address this challenge while at the same

  • 20-May-2010

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    Why sound institutions and smart regulation matter

    Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Angel Gurría says that a new architecture of financial reform together with sustainable fiscal consolidation strategies, structural reforms and efforts to explore new sources of growth will be essential to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

  • 30-April-2010

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    Economy: Greece needs financial assistance now, says OECD Secretary General (audio file)

    In this interview for the German radio Deutschlandfunk, Angel Gurría warns that delays are threatening the stability of the international financial system and could spread the crisis to other countries.

  • 28-April-2010

    English

    Innovation and green growth for a job-rich recovery

    Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and weak economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 7-April-2010

    English

    The OECD and the G20 global governance architecture: Promoting sustainable growth in the new global context

    "The crisis brought to the fore that in a globalised economy, no single country has all the answers. Using our methods of peer learning, benchmarking and monitoring, the OECD can pave the way to build a stronger, more balanced and sustainable economic growth" said Angel Gurría in a speech delivered at the Prague University.

  • 6-April-2010

    English

    Launch of the Czech Republic Economic Survey

    Presenting the OECD Economic Survey of the Czech Republic in Prague, Angel Gurría underlined that "The economy has shown considerable resilience in the face of extraordinary challenges."

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  • 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

    English

    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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