Overall, this year’s Outlook provides further evidence that markets are returning to more “normal” conditions after a period of unusually high and volatile prices. This year’s report also contains a special focus on Brazil, the world’s second largest supplier of agricultural products and the foremost exporter in meeting additional global demand.
It is an honour to welcome the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China to the OECD. Your visit, Premier Li, marks 20 years of fruitful partnership between China and the OECD. It reflects our deepening collaboration and our growing trust.
This year’s COP21 presents a unique opportunity. It will need to forge a clear path for reducing emissions, and for lessening our impact on the planet. It is therefore timely that this year’s International Tax Dialogue focuses on the role that tax can play in managing these environmental challenges.
The scope and ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals offer a unique opportunity for ending poverty, protecting our environment, and realising sustainable development for all. What brings us together today is the belief that trade will play a critical role in making this happen. It is, therefore, my great pleasure to present the joint OECD/WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance publication, which focuses on reducing trade costs.
Esta es una gran oportunidad para compartir con ustedes nuestra perspectiva del panorama económico internacional y de cómo vemos a México, pero también para escuchar sus opiniones sobre los desafíos que enfrenta nuestro país y ver cómo podemos ayudar más.
C’est pour moi un grand honneur de m’adresser à la Délégation à la prospective du Sénat de la France, pays hôte de l’OCDE. La France est un acteur majeur de la gouvernance mondiale et a un rôle essentiel à jouer dans la promotion de politiques coordonnées assurant une croissance plus robuste et inclusive en Europe et dans le monde.
In a sense, today’s ‘newborn’ Business and Finance Outlook is the twin sister of the Economic Outlook. It delves deeper into what we are calling the ‘global investment puzzle’, namely: at a time of easy money, why is there so little productive investment by firms in advanced countries? And why do firms see so much risk while financial investors seem oblivious to the build-up of risks in the financial system?
I am delighted to welcome you this morning for the signing of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful single instrument for international tax co-operation. Mauritius becomes the 87th jurisdiction to join.
With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Greece’s Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, met today to discuss the design and implementation of a series of reforms that the Greek Government is planning to introduce in different policy areas.