Speeches / Presentations

  • 8-December-2013


    Launch of OECD’s 2013 Economic Survey of Israel

    With the right policies, narrower socio-economic divides and higher levels of well-being are well within Israel’s reach. Raising educational standards and encouraging employment, maintaining sound monetary policy and a responsible fiscal trajectory, pressing on with structural reforms that encourage innovation, competition and creativity – these are all central to achieving sustained, inclusive growth.

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  • 27-November-2013


    Launch of the Economic Survey of Greece 2013

    The government and citizens of Greece continue their arduous efforts to put the economy back on a sustainable path, despite seemingly insurmountable challenges. The implementation of reforms is key to getting through this tough period and ultimately equipping people with the tools they will need to share the benefits of growth, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 26-November-2013


    Keeping the momentum of the structural reform agenda in Europe

    In Europe, the two most pressing structural policy priorities that must be addressed are the challenge of unemployment and the restoration the health of euro area banks, said OECD Secretary-General in Brussels.

  • 19-November-2013


    OECD Global Economic Outlook, November 2013

    The recovery of the global economy is progressing at a moderate and uneven pace and unemployment is expected to remain high, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 23-October-2013


    Presentation of the 2013 Economic Survey of Chile

    Chile has sound macroeconomic practices that have won the confidence of investors, and these must now be cast within a context of long-term public policies, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 22-October-2013


    Launch of the Economic Survey of Brazil 2013

    We are launching today our sixth Economic Survey of Brazil. Today Brazil has one of the world’s largest economies. Its economic growth has been reasonable, even though the global economy is still facing the problems created by the financial crisis and its recovery has been hesitant and uneven.

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  • 12-October-2013


    Written Statement for the IMFC (12 October 2013)

    Growth rates in the major advanced economies picked up in the first half of 2013 and should be maintained through the second half of the year. Activity is expanding at an encouraging pace in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom, while the euro area as a whole is no longer in recession.

  • 10-October-2013


    Shaping the post-crisis global economy

    There is no simple remedy for fixing the post-crisis global economy. But three key ingredients for sustainable long-term growth are jobs, equality and trust, said OECD Secretary-General in Washington.

  • 9-October-2013


    OECD Secretary-General Gurría addresses dangers of U.S. impasse to world economy

    The current political deadlock in the United States is needlessly putting at risk the stability and growth not only of the US but also the world economy. This comes at a time when a fragile recovery in advanced economies was underway, and when a number of emerging economies were already facing new risks.

  • 7-October-2013


    It is time for Africa - Promising opportunities from natural resources

    Today, the region’s economic outlook is rather promising, but they should be no cause for complacency as Africa is still facing multiple economic and social challenges.

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