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Belgium – economic development

Belgium – economic development – Developments in Individual OECD Countries Economic activity has been robust in the recent period. Real GDP growth is projected to continue at around 2 3/4 per cent a year, in both 1998 and 1999, with net exports losing some buoyancy but domestic demand gaining strength. Job creation has already accelerated, […]

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Denmark – economic development

Denmark – economic development – Developments in Individual OECD Countries Economic growth has been sustained by strongly expanding private consumption, stemming from continued employment and real-wage growth and supported by substantial real wealth gains emanating from rapid house price increases. The output gap has been virtually closed, but price inflation remains low and long-term interest […]

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General government total outlays. – percent of GDP from 1985 through 2004 forecast

General government total outlays. – percent of GDP from 1985 through 2004 forecast – Illustration Annex Table 26. General government total outlays Per cent of nominal GDP 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Australia 37.6 37.5 36.0 33.2 32.1 Austria 50.3 51.2 51.6 50.8 49.3 Belgium 57.1 56.3 54.3 52.4 50.9 Canada 45.3 44.6 43.2 42.5 […]

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France – includes related article on fiscal policy assumptions underlying the projections

France – includes related article on fiscal policy assumptions underlying the projections – Developments in Individual OECD Countries GDP growth remained slow in the first half of 1996. Inventories contracted sharply, while household spending was strong despite slow growth in disposable income and low levels of consumer confidence. Recent indicators point to a continuation of […]

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Causes of the recent widening of OECD current account imbalances

Causes of the recent widening of OECD current account imbalances Ignazio Visco Introduction Over the past two years a number of countries in South East Asia have experienced massive swings in current account positions, world trade growth has slowed substantially and current account imbalances for some of the major OECD countries have widened sharply. The […]

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Export volumes

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > OECD Economic Outlook > Dec, 1999 > Article > Print friendly Export volumes – Statistical Data Included Export volumes Total goods, customs basis, percentage changes from previous period 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 United States’s [a] -9.1 -2.9 7.9 3.6 5.1 11.0 18.8 12.5 8.3 Japan -2.3 […]

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I. General assessment of the macroeconomic situation

I. General assessment of the macroeconomic situation Overview Against the backdrop of rising and volatile oil prices, coupled with exchange rate shifts, OECD-wide growth slowed in the course of 2004. Performance, however, diverged across countries. Momentum slackened less in the United States, the United Kingdom and France than in Japan, Germany and Italy, where activity […]

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Portugal – Developments in Individual OECD Countries

Portugal – Developments in Individual OECD Countries Real GDP growth slowed in 1992, reflecting a deteriorating real foreign balance and a shift of fiscal policy towards restraint. The unemployment rate rose slowly to 4 1/2 per cent. Inflation, though subsiding, has remained high by EC standards. In May 1993, the escudo was devalued along with […]

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Canada

Canada – Developments in Individual OECD Countries Following a slowdown in mid-1993, economic activity regained momentum, against the background of robust growth in the United States the marked strengthening of international competitiveness, and the further easing of monetary conditions until early 1994. The recovery of output seems set to continue at a robust pace, with […]

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Structure of current account balances of major world regions. by OECD and non-OECD regions – trade balance data from 1985 through 2004 forecast

Structure of current account balances of major world regions. by OECD and non-OECD regions – trade balance data from 1985 through 2004 forecast – Illustration Annex Table 52 Structure of current account balances of major world regions $ billion 1985 1986 1987 1988 Trade balance OECD -43 -8 -24 -1 Non-OECD of which: 53 16 […]