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2012 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2012 Issue 1

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The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. The Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances.

Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. This issue includes a general assessment, chapters summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country, a chapter on medium and long-term scenarios for growth and imbalances, and a and a statistical annex.

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Luxembourg

Growth has slowed as weak equity markets led to a fall in financial services activity and lower demand in the euro area reduced exports of industrial goods. Demand will remain sluggish in the near term and unemployment will continue to rise. Inflation will fall only slowly due to rising oil prices. The main risk to the outlook is a worsening of the crisis in the euro area, which could have a lasting impact on activity in Luxembourg’s large financial sector.

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