12/01/16-The OECD Economic Survey of Finland, to be published on Thursday 28 January, assesses the challenges for maintaining high levels of income and well-being, in the context of a global downturn that is slowing activity in critical sectors. The Survey discusses how structural reforms can help Finland restart growth. It also addresses policies to revive productivity, restore competitiveness, boost employment and improve inclusiveness.
OECD Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi will present the Survey on 28 January in Helsinki with Finland’s Minister of Finance Alexander Stubb during a press conference starting at 10:30 local time (9:30 GMT) at the Ministry of Finance (Paja Room, Mariankatu 9, Helsinki).
OECD Chief Economist Catherine L. Mann will present further analysis on the Finnish economy and take questions from the press during a seminar, "Finland's Challenges for Growth - Are They Different?" beginning at 12:30 local time, at the same venue.
The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 9:30 GMT for immediate release.
An Overview of the Economic Survey, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: http://www.oecd.org/finland/economic-survey-finland.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.
For further information on the Survey launch, contact Tommi Tolkki, in the Ministry of Finance press office (+358 2955 300 35).
For further information on the Economic Survey, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Finland, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.