Speeches / Presentations


  • 4-November-2015

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    Launch of the 2015 Economic Survey of Brazil

    25 million people have been lifted out of poverty in only a decade. Bucking the trends in most OECD countries, inequality has been coming down, albeit from high levels, as the incomes of the poorest 10% have increased at three times the rate of the richest 10% since 2003.

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  • 9-October-2015

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    World Bank/IMF & G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Written statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    While the gradual recovery in most advanced economies continues, commodity exporters face strong headwinds from falling oil, coal and metal prices. In 2016, global growth is expected to rise to 3.6%, contingent on sustained growth in advanced economies.

  • 11-September-2015

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    Beyond the crisis: New approaches to current and future economic challenges

    To help transform the OECD’s economic thinking and acting, we launched the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative in 2012. During three years of reflection, we took a hard look at our analytical methods, our data and policy advice.

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  • 11-September-2015

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    APEC Cebu Finance Ministers Meeting: Remarks on global economic and financial outlook, inclusive productivity and integration in APEC economies

    The Asia-Pacific region is and will remain the engine of the world economy going forward – it accounts for 57% of global GDP, 46% of world trade and more than a third of the global population – and there is much to celebrate about APEC’s achievements in recent years. However, APEC economies are not immune from risk.

  • 4-September-2015

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    G20 Ankara: Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Remarks at session on framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth

    The G20 commitment to raise GDP by 2% in 2018 through structural reform commitments was a masterstroke - this promised concrete measures to raise living standards and put the recovery on a higher growth path. Implementation is now key and has rightly been a priority under the Turkish Presidency.

  • 4-September-2015

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    G20 Ankara: Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Remarks at session on global economy

    While the world experienced an exceptionally hot summer, clouds were gathering over the global economic outlook. We still expect the global growth rate to pick up next year, but the recovery remains cooler than it should be.

  • 1-September-2015

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    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Iceland

    I am pleased to open this launch with a broadly positive message. Since successfully completing its stabilisation programme in 2011, Iceland’s economic activity has recovered steadily, returning to its pre-crisis level earlier than crisis-hit euro area countries. Iceland has entered its 5th year of economic recovery and prospects are good.

  • 6-July-2015

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    Keynote speech on the future of productivity: Productivity by all and for all

    During these difficult years, productivity growth has slowed down, reviving fears that we are now entering a period of poor growth and low job creation. One of the main challenges facing our countries is what to do to re-launch productivity, the main factor of long-term growth, and how to do it. This has been the focus of the report we are launching today entitled “The Future of Productivity”.

  • 17-June-2015

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    Finance and inclusive growth: How to restore a healthy financial sector that supports long-lasting, inclusive growth?

    Finance is a vital ingredient of economic growth, but there can be too much of it. Over the past 50 years, credit by banks and other institutions to households and businesses has grown three times as fast as economic activity. At these levels, further expansion is likely to slow long-term growth and raise inequality.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    Finance and inclusive growth: How to restore a healthy financial sector that supports long-lasting, inclusive growth?

    Finance is a vital ingredient of economic growth, but there can be too much of it. Over the past 50 years, credit by banks and other institutions to households and businesses has grown three times as fast as economic activity. At these levels, further expansion is likely to slow long-term growth and raise inequality.

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