Speeches / Presentations

  • 30-November-2017


    G20 Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Ministerial Meeting

    The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries.

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  • 16-October-2017


    General Assembly of the World Steel Association - Opening Remarks

    Thank you for inviting me to this distinguished event. You meet at a critical time for the steel business as there is a lot at stake for the months to come. Let me start with the big picture.

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  • 21-April-2017


    Presentation of the 2017 OECD SME Finance Scoreboard

    It is a pleasure to be here today to launch the 2017 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs. It is an honour to welcome Minister Padoan, an old friend of the OECD, here at our Washington Centre. And it is a very timely moment to take a closer look at the issue of SME finance.

  • 8-September-2016


    81st Session of the Steel Committee, Paris, 8 September 2016

    Presentations and main topics discussed at the 81st Session of the Steel Committee held in Paris, 8 September 2016.

  • 17-June-2016


    Address to the Washington International Trade Association

    Thank you for your welcome, and thank you to the Washington International Trade Association for hosting today’s event. The OECD is a longstanding advocate of open markets. I am delighted to be among so many ‘‘friends of trade’’ to share the OECD’s latest data, analysis and reflections on developments in the global trade landscape.

  • 14-April-2016


    Launch of Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016: An OECD Scoreboard

    SMEs typically account for more than half of business sector activity and around two-thirds of employment. Young SMEs, in particular, contribute disproportionately to creating jobs. Yet business dynamics have been slowing in most of our economies, limiting SMEs’ contributions to investment, growth, jobs and social inclusion, at a moment when they are sorely needed.

  • 19-March-2016


    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the OECD-DRC project for a greener future for China’s industrial sector

    The OECD will draw on its multidisciplinary expertise, data, and tools – along with our ground-breaking work on climate finance, fossil fuel subsidy reform, measuring effective carbon prices, and policy alignment for a low-carbon economy – to deliver timely and evidence-based insights for this project, which has four main objectives.

  • 13-November-2015


    Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the World SME Forum and the OECD

    We see important synergies between the OECD’s work on SMEs and the agenda of the WSF. By joining forces, the OECD and WSF - along with other partners - can help foster SMEs’ contributions to inclusive and sustainable economies.

  • 20-October-2015


    Launch of the 2015 OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard

    In a world beset by uncertain economic prospects, stronger innovation performance is essential to boosting productivity growth and job creation, and to addressing global challenges like climate change, pandemics and ageing populations. But how do we make innovation happen?

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  • 6-July-2015


    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”.

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