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  • 24-July-2009

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    OECD Secretary-General congratulates Enrico Giovannini on designation to head Italian statistics institute

    Hailing the designation of Enrico Giovannini as President of the Italian national statistics institute (Istituto nazionale di statistica - ISTAT), OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said this marks recognition of his contribution to strengthening the OECD’s position in this area.

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  • 23-July-2009

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    Consumer confidence remains low but signs of improvement appear

    Consumer confidence indicators in recent months have pointed to a marked improvement in sentiment since the historic lows recorded towards the beginning of 2009. Whilst encouraging, some caution is needed as confidence remains low by historic standards. This is shown in the following graphs for the major seven OECD member countries and the country grouping "OECD Area", which put consumer confidence indicators in a historical context.

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  • 8-July-2009

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    The Great Synchronisation: What do high-frequency statistics tell us about the trade collapse?

    What’s driving the unprecedented collapse in global trade flows? This column shows that the magnitude of the global decline reflects greater synchronisation of trade flow declines across countries. Globalisation has brought the world in sync.

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  • 2-June-2009

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    Disposable income, saving and net lending/net borrowing for OECD member countries

    Updated continuously. Includes GDP, national disposable income, saving and net lending/net borrowing as well as real disposable income for the OECD member countries and the Euro area from 1970 to latest data available, in national currency and per head. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .

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  • 28-May-2009

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    International Conference of Information Presentation Experts to Convene in Paris June 18-20

    PARIS, FRANCE, MAY 7, 2009 -- The International Institute for Information Design (IIID) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) have teamed up to organise the first global gathering of information presentation experts.

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  • 13-May-2009

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    OECD Factbook eXplorer

    The OECD Factbook eXplorer combines maps and graphs with stories, allowing users to examine time developments and interrelations between indicators. Select indicator for colours in map, for scatterplot, see stories with animated graphs; generate your own stories

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  • 30-April-2009

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    The real economy and the crisis: revisiting productivity fundamentals

    Discussions about the current crisis often present events in a sequence, such as that the US sub-prime crisis in August 2007 triggered a major inter-bank credit crisis, which transformed itself into a general credit crisis, the latter having an impact on the real economy and overall business and consumer confidence. However, some commentators have made reference to other explanations, more linked to the evolution of economic

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  • 28-April-2009

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    Productivity Measurement and Analysis

    Productivity measurement and analysis are the main topics addressed in this book, which brings together contributions presented and discussed in two international workshops organized by the Statistics Directorate and the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the OECD. The first workshop was organised jointly by the OECD with Fundaccion BBVA and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas and held in

  • 26-February-2009

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    The Final Financial Investment of French Households

    Statistics Working Paper N. 28 - 2009/2 - This working paper analyses the “final financial instruments” in which French households’ financial savings are invested by making transparent their intermediated investments with mutual funds and life insurance corporations.

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  • 25-February-2009

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    Do financial systems converge? New evidence from household financial assets in selected OECD countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 27 - 2009/1 - Many authors underlined the convergence of financial structures towards a model which combines elements of the Anglo Saxon one, where markets prevail, with characteristics of the continental European systems, where intermediaries are predominant. The goal of this paper is to study financial systems convergence through the lens of household asset allocation. We analyze ó and â convergence of

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