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Archive for the tag “OECD”

Fix The Roof While The Sun Is Shining On The Global Economy

The world economy is enjoying a synchronised recovery. But it will prove unsustainable if investment does not pick up, especially in high-income economies. Debt mountains also threaten the recovery’s sustainability, as the OECD, the Paris-based group of mostly rich nations, argues in its latest Economic Outlook. This report is the swansong of Catherine Mann, who was an outstanding OECD chief economist. It suggests that relief is legitimate, but complacency definitely is not.

Read Here – The Financial Times

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Ireland And Its Tax Muddle

The Irish economy’s dependence on foreign multinationals is without parallel in the developed world. Foreign-owned companies account for a larger proportion of jobs – in both services and manufacturing – than in any other country in the 34-member OECD. Of the €177 billion earned from exports last year, 90 per cent was generated by non-Irish companies. And the lion’s share of business investment in high-tech research and development is made by these firms.

Read Here – The Irish Times

 

China’s Economy To Overtake US In Next Four Years, Says OECD

China will overtake the US in the next four years to become the largest economy in the world, says a leading international thinktank.

The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said China’s economy will be larger than the combined economies of the eurozone countries by the end of this year, and will overtake the US by the end of 2016.

Read Here – The Guardian

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