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  • ITALY: Continuing with reforms essential for sustaining recovery

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    15 February 2017

    The Italian economy is emerging from a long recession, thanks to policy actions and reforms such as the Jobs Act. The latest OECD Economic Survey of Italy says that a people-centred focus should be maintained to enhance employment, skills, productivity and well-being, and underlines the importance of putting Italy’s banks on a sounder footing.

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  • DATA: New OECD Affordable Housing Database

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    8 February 2017

    Access to good and affordable housing has become a key challenge for many countries, with all too many people living in low-quality dwellings or facing housing costs they can ill afford, not to mention widespread housing shortages and homelessness. The new Affordable Housing Database can help policymakers address these problems.

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  • SWEDEN: The economy shows resilience but faces challenges

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    8 February 2017

    The Swedish economy is growing strongly, with unemployment trending downwards (see chart) and living standards still among the highest in the world. However, further policy actions will be needed to address new challenges and continue to deliver inclusive, resilient and green growth, the latest OECD economic survey says.

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  • PORTUGAL: Successful reforms underpin recovery

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    6 February 2017

    The Portuguese economy is recovering from a deep recession, thanks to a broad structural reform agenda that has led to rising growth, falling unemployment and progress in export performance. Maintaining momentum is crucial for addressing challenges and bringing about stronger and more inclusive growth, according to a new OECD report.

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  • DIGITAL ECONOMY: Mobile broadband surges in OECD area

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    2 February 2017

    High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 95 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in June 2016, up from 86 per 100 a year earlier. The additional 123 million new mobile broadband subscriptions in the OECD area meant a year-on-year rise of 11.3%.

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  • OECD Better Life Index


    What’s important for your well-being? Create your Better Life Index or see how your country fares based on OECD quality of life indicators such as education, health and civic engagement. Share what’s important to you and explore what matters most to users from around the world.

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  • Responsible business and sustainable development

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    Private investment is key to secure the US$3.3 to 4.5 trillion needed yearly to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. An OECD report looks at how to ensure that doing good for people and the planet is also good for business.

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