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To improve Slovenia’s long-term growth prospects and support job creation, comprehensive structural reforms are needed to boost competitiveness, in particular by addressing the country’s productivity gap with other OECD countries. This paper provides a snapshot at the pension, product markets, and labour market reforms that have been implemented or approved and assesses their impact on productivity, employment and GDP.
Slovenia has made an impressive turnaround in a short time. And this has laid the foundations for better times to come. But a positive outlook should not lead to complacency: future growth will only come if reforms are completed, and implemented fully.
Continued structural reform is key to stronger growth. Bank balance sheets need further improvements and corporates have too much debt. Fiscal consolidation should focus more on structural measures, especially given the ageing pressures.
Economic reforms have helped Slovenia recover from the crisis, but further action is needed to strengthen the banking and corporate sectors, stabilise debt and create jobs, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Slovenia.
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Slovenia has the 10th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Slovenia faced a tax wedge of 42.5% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Slovenia identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
Institutional investors (investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds) are major collectors of savings and suppliers of funds to financial markets. Their role as financial intermediaries and their impact on investment strategies have grown significantly over recent years along with deregulation and globalisation of financial markets.
This publication provides a unique set of statistics that reflect the level and structure of the financial assets of institutional investors in the OECD countries, and in the Russian Federation. Concepts and definitions are predominantly based on the System of National Accounts. Data are derived from national sources.
Data include outstanding amounts of financial assets such as currency and deposits, securities, loans, and shares. When relevant, they are further broken down according to maturity and residency. The publication covers investment funds, of which open-end companies and closed-end companies, as well as insurance corporations and autonomous pension funds. Indicators are presented as percentages of GDP allowing for international comparisons, and at country level, both in national currency and as percentages of total financial assets of the investor. Time series display available data for the last eight years.
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The tax burden in Slovenia increased by 0.3 percentage points from 36.5% to 36.8% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Slovenian standard VAT rate is 22%, which is above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
Migration flows in Slovenia have been recently on the rise.