OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2008 Issue 1
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OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2008 Issue 1

This June 2008 issue of OECD's twice-yearly OECD Economic Outlook provides analysis of recent economic developments and economic projections for OECD and major non-OECD countries through the end of 2008. Its comprehensive statistical annex is a useful reference tool for international economic comparisons. The special chapter examines the implications of supply-side uncertainties for economic policy.
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Jørgen Elmeskov

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Several quarters of weak growth lie ahead for most OECD economies. At the same time, headline inflation could remain high for some time to come. This scenario is the combined outcome of financial market turmoil, cooling housing markets and sharply higher commodity prices. The projections in this OECD Economic Outlook carry both upside and downside risks and embody the following main features:
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