OECD Economic Surveys: Portugal

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Frequency
Every 18 months
ISSN: 
1999-0405 (online)
ISSN: 
1995-3348 (print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/19990405
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Portuguese economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs.

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19 Oct 1999
Pages:
164
ISBN:
9789264167391 (PDF) ;9789264169920(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/eco_surveys-prt-1999-en

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This 1999 edition of OECD's periodic review of Portugal's economy examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects and includes special features on financial sector reforms and on structural policy developments.

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Table of Contents

Assessment and recommendations
I. Recent developments and prospects
-The current cycle placed in perspective
-Economic activity is slowing despite buoyant domestic demand
-The unemployment rate has fallen and stabilised at a low level
-The process of disinflation was interrupted in 1998, temporary factors having played a major role
-The foreign balance has worsened
-The short-term outlook is relatively favourable
II. Macroeconomic policy
-Monetary policy
-Fiscal policy
III. Financial sector reforms
-The financial system before reforms
-Objectives of the reforms
-Nature of the reforms
-Indicators of improved performance
-Reasons for the success of reforms
-EMU and other key challenges facing the Portuguese financial system
-Policy issues
IV. Structural policy developments
-Employment measures
-Improving the infrastructure and the climate for entrepreneurship
-Enhancing product market competition
-Reforming the health care sector
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Annexes
-I. Background information to Chapter III
-II. Calendar of main economic events

 
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