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Developments in selected non-member countries

Developments in selected non-member countries – non-members of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Non-member countries have been affected in different ways by the financial turbulence spreading from Thailand to other emerging markets since mid-1997. In the Asian countries directly hit by the financial crisis, the combination of massive currency depreciations, balance sheet problems of […]

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Employment rates, participation rates and labour force

Employment rates, participation rates and labour force Annex Table 21 Employment rates, participation rates and labour force Employment rates Average Average 2000 2001 2002 2003 1980-82 1990-92 Per cent Australia 65.9 67.5 70.6 70.3 70.2 70.4 Austria 77.7 74.8 73.1 73.1 72.6 72.9 Belgium 56.8 56.8 59.1 59.7 59.8 60.1 Canada 67.0 69.5 72.1 71.9 […]

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Household saving rates

Household saving rates Annex Table 24 Household saving rates Per cent of disposable household income 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Australia 10.8 10.2 8.2 7.0 8.7 Austria 10.5 12.3 13.9 11.9 12.8 Belgium 15.9 18.5 16.9 17.0 15.3 Canada 15.8 13.4 11.9 12.3 13.0 Czech Republic — — — — — Denmark — — — […]

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Short-term interest rates. by country – in 1985-2004 forecast

Short-term interest rates. by country – in 1985-2004 forecast – Illustration Annex Table 35. Short-term interest rates Per cent, per annum 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Australia 16.0 16.5 13.8 12.8 17.6 Austria 6.2 5.3 4.3 4.6 7.5 Belgium 9.5 8.1 7.1 6.7 8.8 Canada 8.6 8.1 7.8 9.5 12.1 Czech Republic — — — […]

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Real public consumption expenditure

Real public consumption expenditure Annex Table 4 Real public consumption expenditure Percentage change from previous period Average 1975-85 1986 1987 1988 1989 Australia 3.7 4.2 2.0 2.2 3.6 Austria 2.3 1.8 0.1 1.1 1.7 Belgium 2.3 1.4 2.7 -0.8 1.1 Canada 2.3 1.8 1.3 4.6 2.8 Czech Republic — — — — — Denmark 3.1 […]

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OECD economic outlook and policies: overview – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECD economic outlook and policies: overview – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – includes related articles The current downturn in OECD activity has now lasted three years and a solid recovery is still some way off. The United States, Canada and some other countries are already well into a recovery. Growth has been modest […]

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IV. Fiscal stance over the cycle: the role of debt, institutions, and budget constraints

IV. Fiscal stance over the cycle: the role of debt, institutions, and budget constraints Introduction This chapter describes the extent to which fiscal policy has been a stabilising or destabilising influence on economic activity in the OECD area over the last two decades, and investigates some of the institutional factors which may have led to […]

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Other areas – Asia and Latin America

Other areas – Asia and Latin America – Developments in Selected Non-OECD Countries Growth in other non-OECD economies generally is holding up better than in the OECD and in Central and Eastern Europe. Recovery is expected to continue in Latin America, and while growth has slowed in Asia, it remains brisk. Intra-regional trading links seem […]

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Real GDP

Real GDP Annex Table 1. Real GDP Percentage change from previous period Average 1974-84 1985 1986 1987 1988 Australia 2.8 5.2 1.8 4.8 4.5 Austria 2.1 2.2 2.3 1.7 3.2 Belgium 1.7 2.0 1.7 2.8 4.6 Canada 2.9 4.7 2.4 4.2 4.9 Czech Republic .. .. .. .. .. Denmark 2.1 4.3 3.6 0.3 1.2 […]

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Cyclically-adjusted general government primary balances. – surplus/deficit as percentage of potential GDP in 1985-2004 forecast

Cyclically-adjusted general government primary balances. – surplus/deficit as percentage of potential GDP in 1985-2004 forecast – Illustration Annex Table 31. Cyclically-adjusted general government primary balances Surplus (+) or deficit (-) as a per cent of potential GDP 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 Australia -1.5 0.2 1.8 3.2 3.4 Austria 0.9 -0.3 -0.6 0.1 -0.2 Belgium […]