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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Pages :
169–171
DOI :
10.1787/eco_outlook-v2007-2-33-en

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Economic growth is expected to slow to about 2% in 2008 and 2009, close to the potential rate, with a diminished contribution from net exports. Employment should continue rising, although unemployment may not fall much further. Inflation is projected to rise modestly, reflecting past oil-price rises and a high level of capacity utilisation. The government budget surplus will decline.
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