Speeches / Presentations


  • 18-May-2018

    English

    High-Level Global Symposium on Financial Education

    I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre (GFLEC) High-Level Global Symposium, to discuss “Effective Financial Education for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth”. Today we celebrate an important milestone in our journey to advance financial literacy — the 10th Anniversary of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE), which is now 120 members strong!

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  • 26-April-2018

    English

    Ministerial Conference on the Fight against Terrorist Financing: The Other War against Daesh and Al-Qaeda

    The OECD was forged by its members out of the destruction of World War II to promote peace and security through sustainable and inclusive economic growth. These are not just worthy goals, but necessary conditions for a safer world.

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  • 20-March-2018

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session3: Developing Infrastructure as an Asset Class

    I would like to start by congratulating the Argentinian Presidency for developing the Roadmap to Infrastructure as an Asset Class. The OECD strongly supports its proposed areas of focus, which recognise previous G20 work and OECD contributions

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  • 21-February-2018

    English

    Presentation of the 2018 OECD SME Finance Scoreboard

    It is my pleasure to present the 2018 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs. This is the seventh edition of our annual flagship publication, which now covers 43 countries. I’d like to thank Minister Guajardo for his support on this important topic.

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  • 11-February-2018

    English

    "Youth Circle": Up for the Challenge? Youth and the future of Government

    I must admit, this might be my favourite event of this Summit... but don’t tell anyone! It is indeed a great opportunity to address such a unique and inspiring crowd of young pioneers from a variety of backgrounds.

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  • 15-January-2018

    English

    The Award Ceremony of the 6th edition of Ethics and Trust in Finance, Global Prize

    I am delighted to address the 6th edition of the “Ethics and Trust in Finance” Global Prize ceremony. Let me congratulate all the finalists for their ground-breaking essays. It is inspiring and comforting to see these gifted young people engaged in winning back trust in finance.

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  • 6-December-2017

    English

    Conference of the International Corporate Governance Network: The Path Towards Financial Market Stability and Sustainable Growth

    Over the next two days, you will be focusing on a wide range of issues, from sustainable finance, efficient capital allocation, the quality of shareholder engagement, and long-term thinking in the investment chain. All these issues lie at the heart of the OECD’s efforts to create fairer, more sustainable and more inclusive economies.

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  • 12-June-2017

    English

    G20 Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Future

    After a decade of growth, African countries are facing a more challenging outlook, notably with commodity prices on the way down and interest rates on the way up. But our latest African Economic Outlook shows that growth is picking up, at 3.4% in 2017, up from 2.2% in 2016.

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  • 24-May-2017

    English

    Launch of PISA 2015: Volume IV Students’ Financial Literacy

    I am delighted to launch the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 Results: Students’ Financial Literacy. We are honoured to be joined by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands ─ a global champion of financial literacy.

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  • 12-May-2017

    English

    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting: Inequality and Growth

    Growth seems to be slowly picking up. This is good news. But we are still facing a vicious circle of low productivity growth, sluggish demand, stagnant wages and, in many G7 countries, rising or high levels of inequalities.

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