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OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016

Published on June 09, 2016

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It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Indeed, the responses to the crisis seem mainly to have stopped the banks from failing and then pushed the many faces of the crisis around between regions—currently taking the form of excess capacity in emerging markets. Productivity growth raises income per head, allows companies to pay better wages and it raises demand to help to eliminate excess capacity and improve employment. However, this element is missing in the global corporate sector. The theme of this year’s Business and Finance Outlook is fragmentation: the inconsistent structures, policies, rules, laws and industry practices that appear to be blocking business efficiency and productivity growth.

SUMMARIESavailable in 24 languages

English OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in English)
Spanish OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Spanish) Perspectivas de negocios y financieras de la OCDE 2016
German OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in German) OECD Unternehmens- und Finanzausblick 2016
Japanese OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Japanese) OECD企業・金融業アウトルック2016
Italian OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Italian) Prospettive imprenditoriali e finanziarie dell’OCSE, 2016
Chinese OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Chinese) 经合组织商业与金融展望
Czech OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Czech) Výhled OECD pro podniky a finance 2016
Danish OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Danish) OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016
Dutch OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Dutch) OESO Business & Finance Vooruitzichten 2016
Estonian OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Estonian) OECD ettevõtlus- ja finantsväljavaated aastaks 2016
Finnish OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Finnish) OECD:n yritystoiminta- ja rahoituskatsaus 2016
Greek OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Greek) ΟΟΣΑ Προοπτικές επιχειρηματικού και χρηματοπιστωτικού τομέα 2016
Hebrew OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Hebrew) תחזית עסקית ופיננסית של OECD לשנת 2016
Hungarian OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Hungarian) OECD üzleti és pénzügyi kilátások 2016
Icelandic OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Icelandic) Horfur í viðskiptum og fjármálum innan OECD 2016
Korean OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Korean) 2016년 OECD 비즈니스 및 금융 전망
Norwegian OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Norwegian) Utsikter for næringsliv og finans i OECD – 2016
Polish OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Polish) Raport OECD „Perspektywy w obszarze biznesu i finansów 2016”
Portuguese OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Portuguese) Perspetivas OCDE - Empresas e Finanças 2016
Russian OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Russian) Перспективы бизнеса и финансов 2016
Slovak OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Slovak) Výhľad OECD v oblasti podnikania a financií na rok 2016
Slovene OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Slovenian) Pogled OECD na poslovno in finančno področje v letu 2016
Swedish OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Swedish) OECD:s företags- och finansöversikt 2016
Turkish OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016 (Summary in Turkish) OECD 2016 İş ve Finans Görünümü

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial
Executive summary
Overview: Doing business in a fragmented world
The financial markets outlook
Corporate finance and productivity
Fiscal incentives for R&D and innovation in a diverse world
Changing business models of stock exchanges and stock market fragmentation
Fragmentation in clean energy investment and financing
Fragmentation of retirement markets due to differences in life expectancy
Is foreign bribery an attractive investment in some countries?
The impact of investment treaties on companies, shareholders and creditors
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Links and Documents

09/06/2016 - Tackling policy fragmentation: the key to getting onto a path of rapid and sustainable productivity growth | French version

09/06/2016 - Launch event and High-level roundtable on "Doing business in a fragmented world"

27/05/2016 The size of the reversal of the supercycle is bigger than you think: And too big to be dealt with by monetary policy in advanced economies

21/05/2016 What is blocking business investment and productivity growth?

 

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The 2015 OECD Business and Finance Outlook looked at the way in which companies, banks, institutional investors and shadow banking intermediaries have been operating in the low growth and low interest rate environment and the build-up of risks in the financial ‌‌system. The "promises" of growth, employment, and retirement income are seen to be at risk in the absence of policy actions.