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OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for December 2009 provide stronger signals of an expansionary economic outlook than last month.
Higher energy prices push annual inflation in OECD area up to 2.1%
Strong GDP growth in the United States and Japan but slowdown in the euro area
Unit labour costs in the total economy rose 0.3% in OECD countries in the third quarter of 2009, the same rate of growth as in the previous quarter.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.8% in December 2009, unchanged from the previous month but up by 1.8 percentage points from a year earlier.