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Experts from the IMF, the OECD, and the World Bank met on 4 February in Paris to exchange views and co ordinate responses to the global economic crisis.
In his remarks delivered in Rome, Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will open the OECD Global Forum on Competition and hold a news briefing on competition policy and the economic crisis on Thursday 19 February 2009.
On the occasion of his official visit, Angel Gurría launched the Rural Policy Review of Spain and presented the Product Market Regulation Indicators results for Spain. He also met several government officials.
On the occasion of his second official visit to the People's Republic of China, Angel Gurría attended the 10th annual meeting of the China Development Forum and met several government officials.
At a meeting with Slovak Economists, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD has developed a strategic response to deal with the current situation, while at the same time addressing the interaction between different policy actions in our economies.
M. Gurría stated that the main policy challenge for the Slovak Republic is to sustain high trend growth while adjusting to life in the euro area. This requires structural reforms in the areas of labour and product markets, fiscal policy and in the housing sector.
Given the crisis, the global governance architecture is moving faster than anticipated and the need for International Organisations to work together has increased. How can we help the international organisations become stronger, more inclusive and agile?
On the occasion of his official visit, Angel Gurría launched the Economic survey of Slovakia and met the President of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Ivan Gašparovič, and several government officials.
Joint press release by Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD, WTO, ILO, IMF and World Bank on the occasion of their meeting on 5 February 2009 in Berlin.