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2007 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2007 Issue 2

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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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Growth was well above that in other European economies in 2007. Largely unaffected by the turmoil on international markets due to its strong position in the mutual funds sector, financial services continued to be the main driver of economic growth. Strong private investment and manufacturing exports also contributed to the expansion. The improved employment prospects spread from crossborder workers to residents, enabling a gradual reduction in the unemployment rate. Despite a loss in price competitiveness, the recovery is set to weaken only moderately and growth is likely to remain above potential growth through to 2009.

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