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The present issue covers the outlook to end 2015 for both OECD countries and selected non OECD economies. Together with a wide range of cross-country statistics, the Outlook provides a unique tool to keep abreast of world economic developments.
The Norwegian economy is performing well, generating inclusive growth, strong social mobility and low unemployment. But to ensure future prosperity, Norway must continue with growth-enhancing reforms while ensuring financial stability, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Norway.
Norway’s economy has continued to prosper, but the financial system needs to be resilient against possible systemic risk, and a vibrant entrepreneurial culture will be important to maintain sustainable growth in the future.
OECD annual inflation increases slightly to 1.7% in January 2014
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Spain.
India has rebounded swiftly after the global economic crisis, but is experiencing a slowdown in economic growth since 2012.
South Africa has experienced a relatively weak recovery from the great economic crisis compared to other BRIICS countries.
The adjustment following the crisis has been particularly painful in Southern European countries, including Italy.
Germany’s recent economic performance has been solid, with record low unemployment rates and sound fiscal position, which sets it apart from many European countries.
Like many other European countries, France faces key challenges in the job market. Productivity is relatively high but growing slowly, and the economy is held back by persistently high unemployment and low participation of older workers.