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2010 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2010 Issue 2

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The OECD Economic Outlook analyses the current economic situation and examines the economic policies required to foster a sustained recovery in member countries. This issue covers the outlook to end-2012 for both OECD countries and selected non-OECD economies. Together with a wide range of cross-country statistics, the Outlook provides a unique resource to keep abreast of world economic developments.

In addition to the themes featured regularly, this issue contains a special chapter entitled “Fiscal consolidation: Requirements, timing, instruments and institutional arrangements. It addresses the following questions: How much budget consolidation is required in individual OECD countries to stabilise the ratio of government debt to GDP and what are the requirements to bring gross debt ratios to 60% of GDP? What factors should determine the appropriate speed of consolidation? What instruments should be employed for consolidation and what kind of public spending should be cut and what kind of taxes should be raised? What fiscal rules and institutions are most likely to foster consolidation?

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India

The Indian economy expanded very strongly in early 2010. The agricultural sector enjoyed a sharp rebound, following a return of normal rainfall patterns, while the recovery in the non-agricultural sector continued to strengthen. More recently, activity has eased from its unusually strong pace and there are now signs that the economy is shifting from the recovery phase to one of sustained high growth. As fiscal stimulus continues to be withdrawn, a pick-up in consumption spending, aided by a recovery in farm incomes, and robust business investment are expected to be the mainstays of growth.

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