Speeches / Presentations


  • 10-October-2018

    English

    Launch of the OECD Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Indonesia

    Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are a key driver of economic growth and social inclusion. In the OECD area, they account for about 70% of total employment and between 50% and 60% of value added. In emerging and developing economies, they contribute to more than one third of GDP and account for between 34% and 52% of formal employment.

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  • 21-July-2018

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting - Session3: Advancing the Roadmap to Infrastructure as an Asset Class

    I want to congratulate the Argentinian Presidency for developing the Roadmap to Infrastructure as an Asset Class. The OECD strongly supports this important initiative and has actively contributed to its development over the past months.

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  • 23-February-2018

    English

    2018 OECD SME Ministerial Conference

    All great things come to an end! We have reached the conclusion of the 2018 Ministerial Conference on SMEs. My thanks to the Mexican Government for hosting us, and for its leadership in elevating SME issues on the international policy agenda.

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  • 22-February-2018

    English

    2018 OECD SME Ministerial Conference

    I am delighted to open the 2018 OECD SME Ministerial Conference on “Strengthening SMEs and Entrepreneurship for Productivity and Inclusive Growth”.

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  • 21-February-2018

    English

    Presentation of the 2018 OECD SME Finance Scoreboard

    It is my pleasure to present the 2018 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs. This is the seventh edition of our annual flagship publication, which now covers 43 countries. I’d like to thank Minister Guajardo for his support on this important topic.

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  • 30-November-2017

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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.

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