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High-speed Fibre Internet Continues Its Strong Growth In OECD Countries As DSL Declines

Friday, 11 February 2022, 7:50 am | OECD

High-speed fibre subscriptions grew by 15% across OECD countries from June 2020 to June 2021, as living and working under Covid-19 restrictions continued to drive demand for high-quality internet connections with the rapid upload and download speeds ... More >>

New Zealand: Foster Productivity Growth For A Strong And Sustainable Recovery And Higher Living Standards, Says OECD

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 8:10 am | OECD

Strong government support to protect jobs and incomes in the face of the pandemic helped New Zealand recover rapidly from the severe COVID-19-induced downturn, but challenges remain to set the economy on a sustainable growth path, according to a ... More >>

Italy: Pro-growth Reforms And Government Support Key To A Greener, More Digitised And Jobs-rich Recovery

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 6:19 am | OECD

The post-COVID recovery offers an exceptional opportunity for Italy to tackle long-standing obstacles to job creation and the raising of living standards, according to a new OECD report. The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Italy says government support ... More >>

OECD Annual Inflation Picks Up To 4.2% In July 2021

Friday, 3 September 2021, 7:03 am | OECD

Year-on-year inflation in the OECD area increased to 4.2% in July 2021, compared with 4.0% in June. Inflation in the euro area (at 2.2% in July) remained significantly lower than in the OECD area as a whole, and especially than in the United States ... More >>

OECD GDP Still Below Pre-pandemic Levels, Despite Accelerating GDP Growth Of 1.6% In The Second Quarter Of 2021

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 6:43 am | OECD

Gross domestic product (GDP) of the OECD area still remains below pre-pandemic levels, despite increasing growth in the second quarter of 2021, by 1.6% from 0.6% in the previous quarter, according to provisional estimates. For the Major Seven economies ... More >>

Signs Of Moderating Growth In Most Major Economies

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 6:05 pm | OECD

The OECD Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, show signs of moderating pace of growth at above-trend levels in the OECD area as a whole and in most major economies. The latest ... More >>

OECD Household Income Grows Strongly In The First Quarter Of 2021, Driven By Significant Fiscal Expansion In The USA

Friday, 6 August 2021, 5:33 am | OECD

Real household income per capita, which provides a better picture of people’s economic well-being than GDP, grew by 5.8% in the OECD area as a whole over the first quarter of 2021. The rise, the largest since 2008, is largely due to the United States’ ... More >>

OECD Annual Inflation Picks Up To 4.1% In June 2021

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 6:04 am | OECD

Year-on-year inflation in the OECD area increased to 4.1% in June 2021, compared with 3.9% in May. Inflation in the euro area was significantly lower than in the OECD area as a whole, and especially than in the United States. After three consecutive ... More >>

High-speed Fibre Overtakes DSL As OECD Countries Add 21 Million Fixed Broadband Connections In Pandemic Year

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:18 am | OECD

High-speed fibre Internet subscriptions surpassed copper-wire DSL connections across OECD countries for the first time in 2020 as the need to move work and home life activities online during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a record 21.15 million new ... More >>

OECD Area Employment Rate Rose To 66.8% In The First Quarter Of 2021, But Wide Disparities Across Countries Are Visible

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:26 pm | OECD

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – rose to 66.8% in the first quarter of 2021, from 66.7% in the previous quarter. Some care is needed in interpreting the latest developments in the OECD employment ... More >>

CLIs Continue To Expand Steadily

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 5:52 am | OECD

The OECD Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to expand steadily in the OECD area as a whole and in some large emerging-market economies. Among major OECD economies, ... More >>

Post-COVID-19, Building Resilience To Crises & Regaining Citizen’s Trust Should Be A Priority For Governments, Says OECD

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 5:35 am | OECD

The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated governments’ ability to respond to a major global crisis with extraordinary flexibility, innovation and determination. However, emerging evidence suggests that much more could have been done in advance to bolster ... More >>

Jobs Must Be At Heart Of Recovery To Avoid Deep Scars In Economy And Society, Says OECD

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 5:40 am | OECD

The strong economic recovery underway across OECD countries is yet to fully translate into enough new jobs to get employment levels back to pre-pandemic levels in most member economies according to a new OECD report. The OECD Employment Outlook 2021 ... More >>

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook Presents Production, Consumption, Trade And Price Trends For The Coming Decade

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 5:31 am | OECD

Global agri-food systems need to transform to reach SDGs by 2030 With less than 10 years until the 2030 deadline for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments need to step up their efforts to meet global food security and ... More >>

OECD Annual Inflation Surges To 3.8% In May 2021

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 5:23 am | OECD

Year-on-year inflation in the OECD area increased to 3.8% in May 2021, compared with 3.3% in April. Energy prices rose by 18.6% in May, the highest rate since September 2008, compared with 16.3% in April. Nevertheless, food price inflation continued ... More >>

130 Countries And Jurisdictions Join Bold New Framework For International Tax Reform

Friday, 2 July 2021, 5:46 am | OECD

130 countries and jurisdictions have joined a new two-pillar plan to reform international taxation rules and ensure that multinational enterprises pay a fair share of tax wherever they operate. 130 countries and jurisdictions , representing more than 90% ... More >>

Better Measures Of Well-Being Needed For Effective Child Policies

Friday, 2 July 2021, 5:19 am | OECD

Enhancing child well-being benefits society as a whole and is key to fostering prosperity. However, improving policies to help children thrive will require better data on their needs and lived experiences, according to a new OECD report. Measuring What Matters ... More >>

Strengthening Corporate Governance Should Be A Priority To Boost Economic Recovery, Says OECD

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 5:28 am | OECD

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing structural weaknesses in the corporate sector and capital markets. Without an effective policy response, the number of undercapitalised and underperforming firms will likely rise and remain high, while an increasing amount ... More >>

Government Support To Agriculture Is Low On Innovation, High On Distortions, Says OECD

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 5:56 am | OECD

Agricultural support has continued to grow worldwide in recent years, but is often failing to meet its stated aims of improving food security, livelihoods and environmental sustainability, according to a new report from the OECD. Agricultural Policy Monitoring ... More >>

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need To Scale Up Investment In Lifelong Learning For All, Says OECD

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 5:37 am | OECD

Countries must step up their efforts to enable people to continue learning throughout their lives to navigate a rapidly changing world of work shaped by globalisation and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new OECD report. OECD ... More >>





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