Economy


  • 19-January-2017

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    Portugal should build on reforms to boost job creation

    Comprehensive reforms to Portugal’s labour market between 2011 and 2015 have helped create jobs and reduce the country’s high unemployment rate but important challenges remain, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    Structural policies and productivity: evidence from Portuguese firms

    This paper provides empirical evidence on links between the productivity of Portuguese firms and a number of policy variables in Portugal. The analysis is based on a census of Portuguese manufacturing companies, covering more than 40,000 firms between 2006 and 2011.

  • 2-September-2015

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    Reducing inequality and poverty in Portugal

    Portugal has one of the most unequal income distributions in Europe and poverty levels are high. The economic crisis has halted a long-term gradual decline in both inequality and poverty and the number of poor households is rising, with children and youths being particularly affected. Unemployment is one of the principal reasons why household incomes declined.

  • 2-September-2015

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    Boosting export performance in Portugal

    In the years before the economic crisis, Portugal had low growth, a decline in export competitiveness and rising imbalances that included a large current account deficit and a strong expansion of the non-tradable sector. Strengthening export performance is therefore one of the principal challenges for Portugal.

  • 16-March-2015

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the occasion of the visit of President Aníbal Cavaco Silva of Portugal to the OECD, 16 March 2015

    It has been a great honour to welcome President Cavaco Silva to the OECD – the first ever visit to the OECD by a Portuguese Head of State.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Portugal

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Portugal identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 27-October-2014

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    Economic Survey of Portugal 2014

    The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Portugal, published on Monday 27 October 2014, assesses the significant progress the country has made to rebound from the financial crisis and subsequent recession.

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  • 27-October-2014

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    Fundamental reforms paving the way for economic recovery in Portugal, OECD says

    Fundamental reforms have helped put the Portuguese economy back on the right track, but a durable recovery will require additional measures to improve export competitiveness, create jobs and ensure social protection for those most in need, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Portugal.

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  • 27-October-2014

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    Remarks by Angel Gurría - Launch of the 2014 Economic Survey of Portugal

    Portugal is recovering, with important reforms now bearing fruit. Fiscal consolidation has made Portugal’s public finances stronger. Portugal has gained access to market funding at lower rates than most of us would have imagined two years ago. Despite many improvements, Portugal’s recovery remains a work in progress.

  • 8-July-2014

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    Portugal: Deepening structural reform to support growth and competitiveness

    Having been hit hard by the global crisis, the Portuguese government has taken action to put its economy back on track, and to correct external and budgetary imbalances. This document highlights some key priorities to support economic growth and competitiveness through further productivity-enhancing structural reforms.

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