Speeches / Presentations


26-April-2012

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Launch of the Economic Survey of Korea

At the launch of the Economic Survey of Korea, A. Gurría. said the country needs to sustain strong economic growth while achieving social cohesion through a fair distribution of income.

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24-April-2012

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Revitalising the Japanese Economy: The Way Forward

The Great East Japan Earthquake took a heavy toll of human lives and inflicted a massive economic damage, estimated at 3½ per cent of GDP. This event requires considerable time and a nation-wide effort of reconstruction. This is the first component of Prime Minister Noda’s “Strategies to Revitalise Japan”, which we very much welcome and support, said OECD Secretary-General.

28-March-2012

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Towards a stronger and greener Polish economy

Throughout the global and European economic crisis, Poland has been the OECD’s champion in terms of cumulative real GDP growth. But Poland must continue to build on its past achievements and make further progress in areas where reforms are needed to sustain strong growth in the years to come.

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27-March-2012

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The Unfinished Business of Making Europe Work

Weak financial conditions, fiscal consolidation and economic adjustment are restricting demand in the short-term before the long-term benefits on stability and growth are felt, Mr Gurría said. Decisive action to restore confidence and support demand is needed now, he added.

26-March-2012

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Going for Growth and Balance in Europe

Over the last four years we have lived and worked under the impact of the greatest economic crisis of our lifetimes. Recent actions in Europe have cleared a bit the fog but the confidence in the markets is still shaky and the long-term growth perspective of Europe is muted.

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2-February-2012

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Post-crisis debt overhang: Growth implications across countries

Public debt in the OECD area passed annual GDP in 2011 and is still rising. This paper was prepared for the Reserve Bank of India Second International Research Conference 2012: “Monetary Policy, Sovereign Debt and Financial Stability: The New Trilemma”, 1-2 February, 2012 in Mumbai, India

24-January-2012

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Policy priorities for a stronger, cleaner and fairer Swiss economy

Switzerland has made a broadly balanced recovery from the economic crisis, but slower activity in Europe and pressures on the Swiss franc weigh on the near-term outlook, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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16-January-2012

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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

English

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

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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.

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