OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2007 Issue 2
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OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2007 Issue 2

Twice a year, the OECD Economic Outlook analyses the major trends and examines the economic policies required to foster high and sustainable growth in member countries. Developments in major non-OECD economies are also evaluated. This issue covers the outlook to end-2009. Together with a wide range of cross-country statistics, the Outlook provides a unique tool to keep abreast of world economic developments. In addition to the themes featured regularly, this issue contains a special chapter entitled Corporate saving and investment: Recent trends and prospects.
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Publication Date :
06 Dec 2007
DOI :
10.1787/eco_outlook-v2007-2-en
 
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OECD
Pages :
76–80
DOI :
10.1787/eco_outlook-v2007-2-6-en

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The expansion has continued but at a slower pace than in 2006. Higher interest rates, a stronger euro and tighter credit conditions are all damping activity. But the outlook remains relatively good, with growth projected to return to its potential rate following some slight near-term weakening. Rising employment and a moderate upturn in wage growth will underpin household incomes and consumption. Inflation has veered up due to a sharp rise in energy and food prices but is expected to decelerate to below 2%.
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