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  • 10-July-2020

    English

    Forum PA 2020 : Digital transformation and sustainable development: two Italian and European objectives that must be pursued together

    Throughout this crisis, I have stressed that the choice between health and the economy is a false dilemma. Another false dilemma is the choice between a vigorous recovery and sustainability. We must pursue both objectives together.

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  • 9-July-2020

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    Launch of the 2020 OECD Economic Survey of the United States

    The unemployment rate has also risen precipitously in recent months, reaching 14.7% in April before falling back to 11.1% in June. Worryingly, the last time the US unemployment rate exceeded the recent peak was during the Great Depression.

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  • 29-June-2020

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    Euroamérica Foundation Webinar: COVID-19 and Latin America: priorities for dealing with the pandemic and reconstruction

    Just two weeks ago, the OECD updated its Economic Outlook, and the picture is bleak. Our forecasts indicate that this year we will face the biggest recession in the OECD's 60-year history. Given the uncertainty surrounding the development of COVID-19, we present two scenarios in the Outlook.

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  • 10-June-2020

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    Virtual Session with Iceland’s Economic Council

    COVID-19 is the worst pandemic in more than a century, disrupting our economies and societies, as well as health systems, jobs and well-being. The economic impact is dire.

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  • 10-June-2020

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    Release of the June 2020 Economic Outlook: Revamping the international policy architecture to emerge from the pandemic stronger together

    What is truly extraordinary, though, is the context for this Economic Outlook, and its consequences for the global economy. We are in the midst of a combined global health, economic and social crisis that is the most severe that any of us have ever witnessed.

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  • 22-May-2020

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    Inter-American Dialogue on COVID-19 and Latin America - Towards an inclusive recovery

    It is a pleasure to participate in this virtual meeting of the Inter-American Dialogue. I would like to thank Michael Shifter and the Inter-American Dialogue for organising this meeting at such a crucial moment for our economies, our societies and for humanity.

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  • 12-May-2020

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    XIV CAF-SEGIB ECONOMISTS’ MEETING: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Ibero-America: Moving Towards Recovering Growth

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing large-scale loss of life and severe human suffering. Economic contagion is also spreading fast. This double shock could be devastating if we do not act quickly, effectively and in a coordinated manner.

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  • 25-February-2020

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    Opening speech: Steering Group Meeting for the Horizontal Housing Project

    It’s great to see so much expertise gathered around the table. It is crucial to discuss how to design housing policies with stakeholders from Committees, Delegations and experts from OECD and academia. Your contributions and expertise are critical for shaping this project.

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  • 23-February-2020

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    20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting - Session 1 – Global Economy

    In our latest Outlook released in November, we projected global growth to remain below or around 3% for the next two years, the lowest rates since the financial crisis. Since then, manufacturing survey indicators such as export orders have begun to stabilise.

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  • 3-February-2020

    English

    Launch of the 2020 Belgium Economic Survey

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Brussels to present the 2020 Economic Survey of Belgium. I would like to thank Prime Minister Wilmès for hosting us today and for the support that Belgium has shown during the preparation of this Survey.

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