Speeches / Presentations


20-November-2014

English

Emerging Trends and Challenges in Official Financing - Paris Club Forum

Closing remarks made by the OECD Secretary-General during the Paris Club Forum, organised jointly by the Australian Presidency and the Paris Club.

22-October-2014

English

APEC Finance Ministers Meeting: Session 1, Global & Regional Economic Outlook

APEC economies are faring relatively well and China continues to be a locomotive for the world economy, even at a lower cruising speed. However, even those that are currently doing well cannot be completely sheltered from the storm. It is critical that we get the engine of global growth up and running once again.

12-October-2014

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G30 International Banking Seminar

Six years into the crisis and a robust recovery is still distant. The global economy is continuing to expand at a moderate and uneven pace. International trade, global investment and credit are still hesitant. The threat of so-called ‘secular stagnation’ remains high, especially in Europe.

11-October-2014

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Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank - Written Statement to the IMFC

As a result of continued policy support and favourable financial conditions, global growth is expected to be somewhat more vigorous in the latter part of 2014 and into 2015. Nonetheless, the OECD’s recent Interim Assessment has revised growth projections downwards for most major economies as the recovery is turning out to be weaker than expected.

24-September-2014

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The post-2015 agenda must steer a transformational shift towards sustainable development

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach their expiry date, we must focus our efforts on ensuring a brighter, more inclusive and sustainable future for all. We face a plethora of common issues: growing inequalities; changing consumption patterns and population dynamics; increasing natural resource scarcity; and ongoing illicit financial flows.

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9-July-2014

English

Launch of PISA Financial Literacy Assessment

The results of this first-ever assessment are a true call for action. We need to step up our global and common efforts to better identify the financial literacy needs of 15-year-olds and explore ways to improve this essential life skill, warned OECD Secretary-General.

6-September-2013

English

Presentation of OECD report on 'Advancing National Strategies for Financial Education'

Presentation at the G20 of the latest outcomes of OECD’s work on financial education in collaboration with Russia’s G20 Presidency: Advancing National Strategies for Financial Education.

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22-April-2013

English, PDF, 456kb

Statement to the German Bundestag's Finance Committee Hearing on the Draft Bank-Separation Law

This statement by Adrian Blundell-Wignall and Paul Atkinson was presented to the German Bundestag's Finance Committee Hearing on the Draft Bank-Separation Law (Drucksache 17/12601) on 22 April 2013.

19-April-2013

English

Financing for Investment (Washington, April 2013)

We are witnessing an increasingly worrying disconnect between buoyant financial markets on the one hand and a stubbornly weak real economy leading to uncertain prospects for companies, and enduring economic hardship for people, said OECD Secretary-General.

8-March-2013

English

Going for Growth – the Way forward

The global economy is not out of the woods yet and we urgently need to find the drivers of more vigorous, inclusive and sustainable growth. We need to promote a new type of growth, one with stronger rules for efficient but responsible markets; one that enhances environmental progress; one that promotes social inclusion, says Angel Gurría.

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