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2014 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2014 Issue 2

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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.

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Finland

Output is set to contract for the third year in a row in 2014. Rising unemployment and mounting uncertainties are undermining business and consumer confidence. Fiscal tightening is also weighing on economic activity. The upturn in both domestic and foreign demand is projected to be slow, as subdued income growth holds back consumption, global growth remains sluggish and ample spare capacity delays a pick-up in investment.

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