Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, signal improvements in growth in most major OECD countries and also possibly in China.
OECD annual inflation slows to 1.5% in September 2013. This slowdown in the annual rate of inflation was mainly driven by lower food and energy prices.
Business start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels – particularly in the Euro area – indicating that entrepreneurs may continue to be suffering from restrictive lending conditions, according to new OECD data released in the latest issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance.
A High Level Expert Group is to be set up to continue the work of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress.
The OECD has taken a major step forward in measuring how we feel about our lives. Newly released Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being establish the first comprehensive framework for internationally comparable and intellectually robust data on this topic.