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The OECD Secretary-General presents a report prepared for G20 Seoul Summit. The report is structured as follows. First, it elaborates on how the policy priorities identified in the OECD structural surveillance process and by G20 countries in their national policy templates would contribute to stronger growth, sounder public finances and more sustainable global imbalances. The Report then discusses options for strengthening the OECD
“Simply stabilizing debt relative to GDP in most countries will require a historical consolidation effort of anywhere from 6 to 9% of GDP (...) But in fact, even more is needed to bring debt back to sustainable levels.” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
At the heart of the crisis are failures of financial regulation, of supervision, of risk management and of corporate governance.
G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.
Speaking at the launch of the Perspectives on Global Development 2010, Angel Gurría says that the centre of economic gravity is moving from West to East, from the industrialised economies to the large developing economies, particularly China and India. The latest forecasts anticipate that emerging and developing economies will account for nearly 60% of world GDP by 2030.
Governments and central banks have implemented wide-ranging support packages in response to the global crisis. Discretionary fiscal measures, coupled with cyclical revenue losses and expenditure hikes, have resulted in a sharp increase in budget deficits, which are projected to peak at 8¼ per cent of GDP in the OECD area as a whole in 2010. How to get out of this dangerous spiral? How can we address this challenge while at the same
M. Gurría, Secrétaire général de l’OCDE estime qu'il est essentiel, pour la France, d’assainir ses finances publiques. "C’est une condition sine qua non pour assurer la stabilité macro-économique et éviter un emballement de la dette publique", a-t-il déclaré.
Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Angel Gurría says that a new architecture of financial reform together with sustainable fiscal consolidation strategies, structural reforms and efforts to explore new sources of growth will be essential to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.
México sigue teniendo grandes desafíos pendientes, cuyos efectos neutralizan sus esfuerzos y debilitan su crecimiento: construir un nuevo sistema fiscal, fortalecer la competencia, emprender una reforma laboral, reducir las disparidades de ingresos, lograr una educación de calidad, desarrollar la capacidad de innovación, generar un crecimiento verde y fortalecer el "estado de derecho".
- Economic Survey of Mexico 2009
In this interview for the German radio Deutschlandfunk, Angel Gurría warns that delays are threatening the stability of the international financial system and could spread the crisis to other countries.