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The future growth path in Luxembourg is likely to be weaker than in the past. Pension reform, together with fiscal consolidation, is required to put the public finances on a sustainable footing, while adaptability of the labour market need to be improved.
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The future growth path in Luxembourg is likely to be weaker than in the past. Pension reform, together with fiscal consolidation, is required to put the public finances on a sustainable footing, while adaptability of the labour market need to be improved to avoid long-term unemployment.
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Poland’s economic performance in 2009 was strong, given the global downturn. Although excess demand was substantial prior to the crisis, the external imbalance was modest relative to some neighbours’ and contagion was contained. Macro-policy responses to the slowdown were largely appropriate, and the sharp depreciation of the zloty cushioned the impact of the foreign shock, but contributed to the postponement of euro adoption. The
Poland recorded strong relative performance during the crisis, but implementing a credible fiscal consolidation is the main challenge. The withdrawal of monetary stimulus should begin soon if fiscal policy is not tightened significantly in the immediate future.
Poland recorded a strong relative performance in 2009 given the global downturn. The survey looks at how to ensure balanced growth going forward, strengthen public finances, prepare for euro adoption and make the most of globalisation.
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Speech by Andrew Dean, Director, OECD Economics Department. Launch of the Economic Survey of Poland 2010
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The worldwide recession hit Finland harder than most other OECD countries. Export volumes fell by almost a third from their mid-2008 peak, reflecting the dominance of income-sensitive capital goods and exceptional exposure to hard hit markets such as the Russian Federation. The well supervised and prudent financial sector has weathered the crisis well, although there was some inevitable slowing in credit growth. A significant fiscal
Finland was badly affected by the global recession and fiscal sustainability is threatened. Restraining spending growth in municipalities and pursuing retirement and labour market reforms would improve the fiscal outlook. Measures to combat misuse of the tax system would mitigate rising inequali
This chapter assesses recent regulatory reforms and considers the scope for future initiatives in this area, as well as at other ways in which the authorities could do more to enhance the business environment.
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."